The Museum of Discovery and Science presents IKEA Design Nation February 17-19, 2018 in celebration of National Engineers Week. The three-day event will offer families the opportunity to participate in challenges that unleash their kids’ ingenuity and get them thinking like engineers, allow them to learn how the science of your brain and engineering combine to create new technologies in the Florida Atlantic University Self-Driven exhibit and be among the first to download the new Museum of Discovery & Science app.
The weekend festivities will begin with the launch of an app for the Museum of Discovery & Science on February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The app was created by Broward County high school students as part of APP-titude, a two-year internship for high school juniors and seniors. The free Museum of Discovery & Science app will be available in the app store for both Android and Apple platforms. The app allows guests to explore ten exhibit areas in the Museum (Discovery Center, EcoScapes, Go Green, Storm Center, Prehistoric Florida, Otters at Play, Gems and Minerals, To Fly, Powerful You, Gizmo City) and includes augmented reality and video experiences. In addition, the app provides information on the Museum experience and IMAX, including a virtual tour. The overall design and launch of the app was supported by Daruma Tech.
Florida Atlantic University Self-Driven Team will help visitors explore amazing new brain-based technologies in this hands-on exhibit, which includes drones, underwater robotics, animatronics, Robo Pets, autonomous vehicles, AI Formula E Car, 3D selfie and more! FAU High School and University student researchers will be your guides to explain how artificial intelligence allows machines to learn from their experience, not from pre-programming. Machine learning and artificial intelligence will change the way we do just about everything! Did you know that the same information that makes your brain work can be used to power self-driving cars? Learn how the science of your brain and engineering combine to create new technologies. Many fields from engineering to medicine are being transformed!
Visitors can test their engineering skills in the IKEA build it challenge, participate in hands-on, friendly competitions and interactive activities, such as displaying teamwork to create a paper table sturdy enough to hold stacks of books, and build a roller coaster. The activities provide a unique opportunity to test family teamwork skills in constructing amazing creations and explore amazing new brain-based technologies, all while inspiring and motivating young students to excel in math and science.
IKEA Design Nation Activities
February 17 – 19, 2018 Noon to 4 p.m.
Download the free Museum of Discovery & Science APP from the APP store.
The Museum of Discovery & Science app allows guests to explore ten exhibit areas (Discovery Center, EcoScapes, Go Green, Storm Center, Prehistoric Florida, Otters at Play, Gems and Minerals, To Fly, Powerful You, Gizmo City) in the museum with augmented reality and video experiences. In addition, the app provides information on the Museum, IMAX, floor plans and a virtual tour.
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
Meet Engineers from South Florida and participate in a variety of engineering family activities.
Build a Table
Compete with other families to build a table that can hold the most weight.
Construct your own rollercoaster and keep the passengers strapped in so they cannot fall out.
Learn the newest technology trains will be riding on in this table talk demonstration.
See some of the cutting-edge “board games” that involve technology, specifically apps on your phone.
If you are a thrill seeker then take a ride on our MaxFlight and be turned upside down and inside out in this two-minute experience. Purchase of a ticket is required.