Design Quest

Design Quest: Located on the left-hand side of the building past the Discovery Store and the Planetarium

Rise to the challenge by coming up with your own inventions, building prototypes, and testing your designs!

Design, Build, Invent

Explore the engineering process in Design Quest! Design, build, and test your own solution to engineering challenges like wind turbines, earthquake-safe construction, and more! Design Quest challenges inspire collaboration and encourage creativity in visitors of all ages.

Design Quest

A child creating a Stop-Motion Story

Stop-Motion Stories

See your own stories and ideas come to life using stop-motion. Stop-motion is an animation technique that has been used by filmmakers for over 100 years to create movement, using still objects and even drawings. Now’s your chance to get creative with our new stop-motion stations.

A child creating her own invention at the Make Station exhibit

Make Station

Creativity combined with engineering helps us prepare for the future by developing inventions that enable us to both survive and thrive in environments like space, the deep ocean, and our ever-changing Earth.

A child catches a scarf flying in the air.

Fly High

Engineers use their knowledge of air to do things like land safely with a parachute, fly planes, stabilize helicopters, and much more. Can you do the same with our wind tubes and hover table?

Two happy young people experimenting at the Wind Works station

Wind Works

Engineers, especially those in the Bay Area, are working toward sustainable energy solutions by using the power of the wind to generate electricity. The need for wind power is continually growing.

Two children exploring a science exhibit

Rocket Launch

Launching a rocket into space is a difficult task because of various factors. The efficiency, reliability, and safety of a rocket all depend on the quality of engineering design.

A youth experiments with the eartquake-safe structure.

Shake & Rattle

Design, build, and test your own earthquake-safe structures. Explore how buildings behave when the earth starts to shake, and how engineers use science to build safer homes & offices.


Plan Your Visit

Admission

General

Age 3+: $20

Kids under 2: FREE

Members: FREE

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3D Theater

$4 + Admission

Planetarium

$4 + Admission

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