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Saturday, May 30 | 8:30 am* ā€“ 4:00 pm

Duck 'n' Hover 2020

Duck ā€˜nā€™ Hover is our popular annual teen engineering event for students in grades 8 through 12. They will design and build a wind-powered device that can lift a payload of rubber ducks three stories high!

To participate, register for free by Wednesday, May 27.

Students will be assigned a team to participate in the engineering challenge, and each team will be led by a near-peer mentor. No previous engineering experience is necessary, and participants will be provided a t-shirt and lunch!

Families of teens are welcome to attend the event and watch the timed team trials with purchase of Exhibit Halls admission (or use a family or library membership). Participate in fun engineering activities throughout the Museum and meet local engineers who will share their work and insights into the world of engineering.

EDUCATORS, free bus transportation is available for groups of 25 or more. Any school for which at least one educator and ten students attend will be entered in a raffle for one free field trip for the 2020 – 2021 school year!

*Note that students participating in the competition must arrive by 8:30 am. The Museum Exhibit Halls open for guests at 9:00 am. Duck 'n' Hover family activities run at select times during regular Exhibit Halls hours.


Locations throughout the Museum


Recommended for: Grades 8 – 12 and adults

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Participation requires registration by Wednesday, May 27.

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Attending this event is free with purchased Exhibit Halls admission (or a family or library membership).


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