A new traveling exhibit entitled “Tech City” will open Saturday, June 14 at SciWorks. The “Tech City” exhibit
allows visitors of all ages to explore the real-world problems faced by engineers. SciWorks members and other visitors are invited to preview the Tech City exhibit at Family Friday Night on June 13 from 4-8 p.m.
Twelve highly-interactive stations use hands-on activities which appeal to a wide variety of learning styles as they promote engineering as a problem-solving process. Highlights include: “Separation Station,” where visitors “clean” the water; “Traffic Jam,” in which visitors use computers to optimize traffic flow; and “Earthquake,” where visitors design and build structures and then test their results against earthquake forces on the shake table. Tech City is sponsored in part by Walter Robbs.
Visitors can enjoy the museum, outdoor parks and planetarium for only $3/person. Kids 2 and under and SciWorks Members are free. SciWorks is located just off University Parkway at 400 W. Hanes Mill Road. For more information, visit HERE or call 336/767-6730.