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Connecticut Science Center, Exhibit: Engineering Lab

December 1 - December 23

The Engineering Lab Exhibition, presented by Stanley Black & Decker, showcases state of the art technology alongside simple machines in a stunning presentation inspired by engineering from the past, present, and future. The new exhibition features hands-on tasks in five engineering disciplines – software, structural, mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering. Each station will feature an interactive exhibit and will incorporate a unique “engineering hero” story.

The overall goal of the exhibit is to educate visitors in the engineering disciplines, drive interest in STEM careers, and make connections to career paths – all while having a fun, engaging experience.


Mechanical Engineering
Can you lift yourself off the floor quickly and easily? Use simple tools in this full-body experience to hoist yourself from the gallery floor.

Electrical Engineering
Turn on the lights, cool off with a fan, and set off alarms with your circuit-building skills. Once you have had your practice, can you make an intersection safe and working for cars, buses, pedestrians, and a train?

Aerospace Engineering
A Connecticut-inspired story, design your helicopter for the right mission in the rotorcraft challenge. Can you put out a forest fire or rescue stranded hikers?\

Software Engineering
Can you drive a vehicle from one point to another? How about on Mars? Utilizing an introduction to object-oriented programming, drive a Mars rover to find samples for your scientific mission.

Structural Engineering
Can you build a structure that can withstand an earthquake? Test your skills by constructing a building on our shake table.


December 1
December 23


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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(860) 724-3623