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Holiday Programs

Programs are drop-in and free with museum admission.

Flying Fruitcakes
Become a flight innovator as you turn fruitcakes into flying machines and test them with our human-powered launcher. Tinker with many designs as you move, change, and add parts. Leverage the forces of flight to make your fruitcake go further or add twists and flips. Be fearless this holiday season! Learn from your spectacular fruitcake failures as you create your flight path to success.

What will you design to break The Tech's fruitcake flight record?

Candy Cane Crunch
How do you transform a piece of paper into a stable structure that can save the holidays? Fold, roll, and design with paper shapes to protect a candy cane from the weight of falling presents! Learn about structural engineering and how you can work with paper as a building tool for surprisingly strong structures.

Turns out paper makes the best gift this holiday season!

Digital Holiday Designs
Practice your programming artistry with The Artist, a drag-and-drop programming game that teaches digital design. Learn the basics of programming as you make snowflakes, presents, stars, and other holiday designs. Build on your experience to create your own digital holiday greetings at home to share with your family and friends.

Holiday Programs Schedule

Saturday, December 21 – Sunday, January 5* on the Lower Level

Digital Holiday Designs
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Candy Cane Crunch
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The Tech Studio

Flying Fruitcakes
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
The Atrium

*Please note:
There will be no 4:30-6:30 Candy Cane Crunch program on Tuesdays, December 24 & December 31 for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The Tech will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas Day.