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Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition at the CAC’s annual Engineering Fest! Learn about building materials, build a Ferris Wheel, talk with experts and take mini tours of the CAC. Kids of all ages welcome!

February 23, 2019
10:00 am
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

What can we do at Engineering Fest?

  • Design the Midway — Work together to design and recreate the South Side's famous Midway Plaisance park.
  • Build and test a Ferris Wheel — Mr. Ferris and his wheel became famous at the World’s Fair. Put your engineering skills to work and help make the wheel move!
  • Meet an engineer — After building and testing structures, take your project to a licensed engineer for testing and feedback.
  • Out the window sketching — Draw your favorite building and discuss the engineering marvels that allow it to stand.
  • Anatomy of a skyscraper — We'll dissect the structure of Chicago’s first skyscraper and learn its secrets.
  • Photo station — Say ‘cheese’ at our themed photobooth station!