Computer Science Education Weekend



  • Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Offering Format: Public Event
  • Recommended for grades Pre-K – 12 and adults
  • Locations throughout the Museum
  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; purchase online


Join the Museum in celebrating Computer Science Education Weekend!

We are marking the occasion with our own roster of fun, educational hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Participate in a variety of do-it-yourself projects and engage in a wide range of computer science activities throughout the Museum during the celebration. See details below.

Sponsored by Microsoft

Supported by Neurala and Mass TLC

Additional Information

Art Bots

Create your own artistic robot. Take home a work of art created by a machine you design! Museum Lobby, behind Information Desk

Code Games

Learn programming basics in fun online games with software engineers from Microsoft. Atrium, Red Wing, Level 1

Fruit Loops Programming Maze

You be the computer! Program your way through an orchard to pick fruit. Blue Wing, Lower Level

MaKey MaKey

“Make + Key = MaKey MaKey” – an invention kit for the 21st century! Design, build, and test different materials that allow you to control a computer. Play a piano with potatoes or create a game controller! Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Squishy Circuits

Design, build, and test circuits made from dough. Create a sculpture that lights up, buzzes, or moves. Suit/Cabot Lab, Red Wing, Lower Level

Simulation Station

The Museum relies on feedback from visitors when developing exhibits. Try out a computer animation activity and let us know what you think! Lower Lobby

Mars Yard Robot Mission

Pilot a robot to retrieve information from a stranded Mars rover. Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1