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Think Green: Sustainable Design Day

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaching, there’s lots of buzz about how to protect our planet. It’s never too early to engage our future makers, innovators, and inventors in designing solutions for the future.

KID Museum is partnering with Green Acres School to host our first-ever Think Green: Sustainable Design Day on Sunday, January 12 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Through educator-led session and open exploration, kids, youth, and families will be introduced to Green Acres unique educational philosophy and approach. You’ll also experience the exceptional programming offered year round at KID Museum.

No registration required, drop in anytime between 10am – 5pm.

General: $12.00 (one child + two adults)
Members: Free (membership information)

More information on our cultural days coming soon!

Wind-Powered Vehicles
Create and test vehicles powered by the wind while discovering different types of sustainable transport.

Solar Powered Vehicles
Learn how solar panels create electricity and how to make a simple circuit. Then, use those solar panels to create and test solar-powered vehicles. For a small additional fee, participants can take their cars and panels home.

Smart Roads
Design a series of “Smart Roads” through a cityscape for Ozobot robots! Smart Roads use a combination of sensors, smart paints, and energy harvesting devices to conserve electricity and power electric cars. Older kids will have the opportunity to use iPads and OzoBlocky to program an Ozobot.

Maglev Vehicles
A magnetic levitation (maglev) train is a floating vehicle that glides over a magnetic track. To demystify the concepts underlying this technology, participants will experiment with the basic principles of magnetic force, aerodynamics, and the harnessing of wind power as they engineer their own maglev vehicles using cardboard, hot glue, and magnets.

Tower Garden & Living Necklaces
Learn all about the Tower Garden, an aeroponic garden that is an example of sustainable agriculture. Then, make your own ‘living necklace’ to illustrate the concept of gardening without soil.

Reusable Snack Bags
Develop some sewing skills and create a reusable snack bag.

Green Art
Use a variety of tools and recycled materials to create a tile to add to this collaborative mosaic. At the end of the day, this art will be given to Green Acres School to display.

Recycle your Room
Use cardboard and upcycled materials to create a pencil holder, jewelry stand, picture frame, or other bedroom accessories.

Create a ping pong ball-run using clear tubes and pipe fittings on our magnetic walls.

Pipe Dream
Learn about force, motion, teamwork, and collaboration as you connect large pipes and fittings to build an oversized ball run course.


January 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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KID Museum
6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States


Member Price
Nonmember Price
Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th