Aero Workshop

  • Address: 601 Skyway Road
  • San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Price: Free with Admission

Put your engineering skills to the test in the Aero Workshop!  Each session is a special 75-minute mini design challenge designed for children ages 8-12.  Each workshop centers on a particular problem in aerospace illustrated by a pair of hands-on experiences.  Participants then work in small teams of 3-5 to design, build and test a working invention, then launching it in a culminating competition.


Investigate the technologies used to construct towers, from the ancient Egyptian engineer Imhotep to modern Air Traffic Control facilities.  Design and build a tower able to reach the highest possible altitude!


Experiment with vertical flight!  Test paper helicopters in a wind tunnel to explore rotary-wing lift, then create an unpowered helicopter designed for long duration flight.