Discover engineering at annual Clay Center family fun day

Explore robotics, launch an Alka-Seltzer rocket and much more at the Clay Center’s Discover Engineering family fun day Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring fun, interactive activities and displays by a variety of local engineering firms, colleges and universities, as well as demos on topics like robotics, aluminum boat building and alternative energy, this annual event includes hands-on fun for all ages.

For even more engineering fun, explore the science of construction, motion and simple machines in the popular hands-on exhibit “Little Builders.” Then, experience storytelling in a unique way in the original exhibit “What’s YOUR Story?” featuring digital puppet shows, green screen technology and traditional props and costumes.

In the art gallery, enter an imaginative world where everyday objects, animals and organic materials collide in drawings, prints, sculptures and a site-specific mural in “Mark Licari: Drawing Out,” and challenge your mind with artworks and interactive activities that explore shape, pattern, symmetry and proportion in “MATH+ART.”

All activities are included in gallery admission, which is free for members or just $6 for children and $7.50 for adults.

In conjunction with the Paint the Town Blue campaign organized by West Virginia Auxiliary – Wives Behind the Badge, Inc., the Clay Center will offer free museum gallery admission to police officers and up to four family members Feb. 18-22.

For more information about this and other Clay Center events, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.

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