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  • 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

Create like an engineer! Participate in a hands-on activity in Engineering Design Workshop 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.

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.

Our activity schedule varies daily, see below for a description of some of the Design Challenges currently in rotation:



Approximately 20 minutes


Engineering Design Workshop. Find on map


Recommended for: Grades 4 – 10

Included with Exhibit Halls admission or membership.

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