News release from Science Central:
Science Central to offer $1 admission during Eggs-travaganza
(July 7, 2015) – On Sunday, June 12, eggs will fly at Science Central. As an official part of the Three Rivers Festival, the popular science center will host Eggs-travaganza, the annual Egg Drop Competition in partnership with Design Collaborative.
This free event gives participants the opportunity to construct contraptions designed to protect eggs from breaking and then watch as they fall from the roof of Science Central. Those with eggs left still intact will be given awards based on age group. Awards will also go to those with the most creative device, most scientific device, most devastating crash, and most devastating crash to survive.
“This hands-on event is a great opportunity for kids both big and small to learn first hand the principles of physics, gravity, geometry, engineering and even biology.” Said Martin S. Fisher, executive director at Science Central. “The best part is they get to have fun while doing it. Who doesn’t love to see something go SPLAT after falling 7 stories?”
To protect kids from a different kind of fall, the Indiana Wayne Lodge Fraternal Order of Police will be on-site to distribute free children’s bicycle helmets courtesy of Neuro, Spine and Pain Center. Helmets will be available while supplies last.
In addition to the Egg Drop Competition, Science Central will also offer $1.00 admission to anyone entering the building on that day. As the Sponsor of the Day sponsor, Hoosier Academies, will be on-site to provide information on their online educational programming.
What: Science Central Eggs-travaganza, featuring the Design Collaborative Egg Drop Competition
Where: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Time: Competition Check-In: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.; Competition starts at 1:00 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome.
Cost to Watch: Free! One dollar ($1.00) admission if you wish to enter the Science Central building; members admitted free.
Cost to Register: Free! Pre-register is encouraged, and pre-registered participants will receive a free pass to Science Central for future use.
How to Register: Visit sciencecentral.org to learn how.
About Science Central
Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for 20 years. Through our 120+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to nearly 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit sciencecentral.org.