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Rube Goldberg Challenge Day


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Can a machine have a sense of humor? Complex machines that perform a simple task, often in the craziest and funniest ways, are known as Rube Goldberg machines. Rube Goldberg inspired generations of inventors and tinkerers with his zany invention cartoons that depict the silliest of tasks performed in elaborate ways.

If you enjoy imagining a better mousetrap, or are designing a machine to butter your bread, are curious and a problem -solver, you might be a Rube. Join us April 14th 10am – 1pm to celebrate these funny contraptions by using our best science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills to create something brand new. The LASC will provide loads of everyday materials and several challenges (with prizes) for all ages. Create your own Rube Goldberg Machines, or work on a collaborative effort. But most of all, have fun laughing along the way at our successes and the pieces that don’t work out quite as we expected.

See the man himself and his own contraptions, Rube Goldberg, in the planetarium, through classic films.

Brush up on some basic engineering principles in our Discovery Exhibit. Preschoolers will experiment with chain reactions in the Makers Space. Snacks available for purchase.

FREE event | For the entire family