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September 2019

Family STEAM Day – It’s Electric!

September 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of today’s Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive with Tacoma Power, we’ll be exploring the science behind battery-powered cars. Join the ACM Education Department on the Anderson Plaza (outside the entrance to the Museum) to learn more about what makes electric cars go! Then, use your imagination and engineering skills to see if you can build a model car powered by electricity.

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October 2019

Family STEAM Day: Don’t Drip and Drive and Lights On for Orca Recovery Day

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the ACM Education team and representatives from the City of Tacoma for this fun family event at the Museum! In honor of Fall Car Care Month, we’ll be sharing things you can do to keep both your car running smoothly and the waterways clean. Professionals will also be on-site checking car lights to ensure you’re safe on the roads as we head into the dark winter nights. Don’t Drip and Drive and Lights On for Orca Recovery Day Outdoor…

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November 2019

Family STEAM Day – Meet & Greet with WWU’s Formula SAE Team

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WWU Racing, Western Washington University’s Formula SAE team, is a student led engineering team that operates as an engineering business. Come meet the team, learn about research on the race track with the student racers, and check out their awesome race car! Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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December 2019

Family STEAM Day – Family Day Scavenger Hunt

December 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at ACM for a Family Day filled with holiday cheer! Pick up a scavenger hunt on your way into the galleries, and see if you can use the hints to find the “hidden” cars throughout the Museum. If you can find them all, return your completed scavenger hunt to the Front Desk staff on your way out and receive a gift for being on the “good list”. Also, Santa will be in the building, so don’t forget to…

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January 2020

Family STEAM Day – Pinewood Power

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design, assemble, and test out your own pinewood derby car before racing against other Museum visitors on ACM’s full-length Pinewood Derby track located in the Family Zone. Learn insider tips (and a bit about physics) as you work to make your pinewood car as fast as possible by increasing potential energy and reducing friction. Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day.…

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February 2020

Family STEAM Day – Bright Ideas

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Garrett Morgan (1877-1963) was a businessman, political leader and inventor with many patents to his name, including an improved traffic signal! Learn more about this important innovation and use your own bright ideas as you explore circuits and create a simple stop light.

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March 2020

Postponed: Family STEAM Day – Biofuels & Bioproducts

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the world of biofuels through fermentation, experimentation, and the development of bio-compostable materials. This event is free for ACM members, and is also included with Museum admission.

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April 2020

POSTPONED: Family STEAM Days – Every Third Saturday!

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.

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June 2020

POSTPONED: Family STEAM Days – Every Third Saturday!

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.

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July 2020

POSTPONED: Family STEAM Days – Every Third Saturday!

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering, art and math on Family STEAM Day. On the third Saturday of each month, you and your child, grandchild, or family can spend quality time together exploring activities available in the Education Studio and Family Zone.

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