• © Matthew Modoono

  • Design Challenges

    Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

    © Matthew Modoono


Drop-In Activity

Design Challenges

At this time, Drop In Activities are restricted under the Massachusetts Reopening Guidelines until Step 2 of Phase 3. Educators will be present on the Museum floor assisting guests and continuing presentations live on MOS at Home. Please check back for updates.

Think like an engineer! Participate in a hands-on activity to learn all about the engineering design process by designing, building, and testing a prototype solution to a given problem. Using familiar materials and design constraints, have a fun and engaging experience with engineering and innovation processes.

Please view the daily schedule for scheduled start times. Activities take on average 20 minutes to complete and are available for two hours from the start time.

Educators: Thinking about making Design Challenges part of your next field trip? To help us better accommodate your group during your field trip, please contact us at designchallenges@mos.org to discuss planning Design Challenges into your schedule.


Current activities in rotation include:



Approximately 20 minutes


Blue Wing, Lower Level. Find on map


Recommended for: Grades 4 – 10

Included with Exhibit Halls admission or membership.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Staffed Area
  • American Sign Language Interpretation Available Upon Request. Please request 2 weeks in advance.
  • Multisensory Interactives