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Science Mill hosts Engineering Weekend with exhibits and experts

Science Mill in Johnson City Texas

Engineering Weekend at the Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City, is Feb. 17-19, 2024. Courtesy photo

The Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City, is inviting young minds to bring their thinking caps to Engineering Weekend from Saturday-Monday, Feb. 17-19. Guests can get hands on with several engineering-specific exhibits and learn more about applied science from industry professionals.

Admission is $11 for adults, $9.50 for ages 3-17, $9 for seniors, and free for ages 2 and younger. Entry is half-price for active or retired members of the U.S. military.

Plans for Engineering Weekend include:

Saturday, Feb. 17

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Members of the Austin branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers will work alongside guests to design, test, and problem solve while turning everyday objects into “engineering marvels.” The first 200 guests get free admission, courtesy of the ASCE.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Noon to 4 p.m.

Museum officials will unveil three pop-up exhibits during the second day of Engineering Weekend. 

Isaac Newhouse of Neff Power, a robotics and automation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, will provide a demonstration on a miniature version of the Science Mill’s Colossal Robotic Hand. Participants will explore the world of simple machines while also learning about their mechanics.

Other exhibits include the life cycle of cardboard and how to construct earthquake-proof structures. 

Monday, Feb. 19

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The museum will remain open on Presidents Day for one more chance to check out the engineering exhibits.

The Science Mill’s regular exhibits will be open during Engineering Weekend. For more details, contact info@science mill.org or 844-263-6405 or visit the museum’s website.

The Science Mill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum that opened in 2015 to engage young minds through innovative science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs. The museum houses over 50 interactive exhibits.

(An article published in August 2023 at 101HighlandLakes.com took a deep dive into the Science Mill’s regular offerings.)

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