BATON ROUGE – Can you explore 3D printing and medical physics, race solar-powered cars, design a roller coaster, and compose a digital symphony all in one day? You can at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s fourth annual Engineering Day on Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors can race solar-powered cars, explore medical physics, design a roller coaster, compose a digital symphony and more with a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations put on by partner organizations, including the LSU College of Engineering.
Now in its fourth year, the event’s presenting sponsor is the Albemarle Foundation.
“With a mission centered on education, our goal is to invest in events such as these that light the fire in the hearts and minds of our community’s youth,” said Sandra Holub, executive director of the Albemarle Foundation.
“We are excited to help provide the opportunity for this year’s attendees to be inspired by the mystery and dynamics of science.”
In recent years, the Museum has identified engineering and design as an area of focus for helping audiences understand the connections between art and science.
These disciplines also play a vital role in our community.
“Design thinking in children is natural because of their curious nature. The activities at Engineering Day help foster curiosity and integrate with analytical thought processes,” said Carol Gikas, president and executive director of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.
“Baton Rouge and the Museum are grateful for our engineering partners that have helped provide this day for our community.”
Engineering Day will take place at the Art & Science Museum, located at 100 River Road South in Downtown Baton Rouge.
Activities are included with the price of general admission: free for members, $9 for adults, $7.50 for children and seniors, and $8 for college students with ID.
Support is provided by the Albemarle Foundation, Arkel Constructors, BASF, ExxonMobil, and LSU’s STEM Talent Expansion Program.
A nonprofit organization housed on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum enhances the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.
For more information about Engineering Day, visit www.lasm.org or call 225.344.5272, ext. 125.