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Our annual Engineering Fest is back! Join us for a day of discovery, as children ages 8-14 are invited to build and learn, view the CAC's special exhibitions, meet engineers and explore how architecture and engineering partner to create the cities we know and love.

FREE for all attendees
Chicago Architecture Center

The theme for this year's festival is Engineering Neighborhoods. Over the course of the day, children are encouraged to explore the multiple avenues of the engineering profession through interactive stations and activities, including:

  • E-Fest youth tour: Join us in learning about Chicago's iconic neighborhoods.
  • Photo station: Say "cheese" at our themed photo booth station!
  • Create your own elevated train: Did you know that an empty CTA car weighs 57,000 pounds? Learn about the strong structures that hold up our elevated trains, then create your own using what you learned.
  • Expert Station: Participants will receive feedback on their designs from experts in the field and learn about the variety of careers that help a city keep moving.

All this and more is awaiting children ages 8-14 at CAC's 2023 Engineering Fest!

Please review the latest COVID-19 Safety Policies.