Henry Ford Museum Celebrates National Engineers Week

DEARBORN — The Henry Ford Museum will celebrate the problem solvers who dream big and make a difference during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-25.

The week’s activities include special guest speakers, demonstrations from Kettering University and the University of Michigan, the early release of the new film – “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” inside the Giant Screen Experience and hands-on activities for all ages.

Starting Saturday, Feb. 17, the Giant Screen Experience will give movie-goers the chance to see “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” before its official release nationwide on Feb. 22.

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big” celebrates human ingenuity and innovation while offering an exciting new perspective on what it means to be an engineer. As part of the early release, the Comerica Charitable Foundation will be hosting a special preview for local students Feb. 17, and on Sunday, Feb. 18,  astronaut Dean Tony England will introduce a screening of the film at 11:10 a.m.

On Friday, Feb. 24, the museum will host Robert Scott, director of the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach at the University of Michigan College of Engineering for a talk on STEM careers at 10 a.m. in the museum plaza. GE Digital and the Michigan Department of Transportation will also be on hand throughout the day to discuss careers in the STEM field.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations will take place throughout the week including special offerings from University of Michigan – Dearborn and Kettering University Feb. 17 and 18 and pop-up science demonstrations from The Henry Ford’s Learning and Engagement team Feb. 20-23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the museum plaza. On Saturday, Feb. 25, as part of the museum’s Make Something Saturdays program, younger visitors will have the chance to participate in the Hack4Kidz technology destruction zone and lock picking demonstrations.

The museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.

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