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IN PERSON Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop

  • Jan. 30, 2021, 11am-12pm
  • Westchester Children's Museum
  • 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $10; $9 members

Do you love to invent and create new contraptions out of ordinary objects? Do you like to laugh and be silly? In this engineering workshop, you will learn all about combining simple machines parts as you design a Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist born in 1883 whose goal was always to make people laugh. His machines are different from regular chain reaction machines because they incorporate HUMOR. In this workshop, you might design a machine to catch a mouse, blow up a balloon, or maybe even to pour a glass of water! Join WCM for some comical and innovative fun. This workshop is for children 7 and up. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Advanced registration required. Please note that all NYS mandated health & safety precautions will be followed, including social distancing, mask requirements, & increased and rigorous cleaning.

About Westchester Children's Museum

100 Playland Parkway

Rye, NY


  • Standard hours: Wed to Sun | 10am - 4pm
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • We are a light-filled, colorful, vibrant learning space filled with interactive exhibits not found anywhere else in this region. We offer experiences in physics,┬áscience, art, technology, design, with places to climb, build, and explore. Free parking October-April.
  • Parking: Paid
  • Play area: Indoor
  • Party room: Yes

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