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Engineering & Design Challenges

What Kids Do

  • Take on four engineering challenges
  • Create structures from struts, joining plates and pins
  • Build collaborative projects using wooden KEVA planks
  • Record data and sketch ideas on a chalkboard
  • Use design briefs to build a structure

Skills Kids Build

  • Creative Thinking → Developing ideas and creating something new
  • Critical Thinking → Making a plan and evaluating the outcomes
  • Collaboration → Building together or adding to another visitor’s creation
  • Confidence → Daring to be different and taking a chance on an idea

How to Support Your Child

  • Enjoy the outcome and delight in the process
  • Give kids time and space to explore wild ideas
  • Get in there and build! Kids pick up on your eagerness to try new things

Our Exhibits!

The Scramble

Forces at Play

Super Awesome Adventures


Creativity Jam


The Studio

Our World

Tip Top Terrace (Seasonal)

The Backyard (Seasonal)

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