Upcoming Events

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Pop-up Exhibit:  Miniatures and Models

Monday, January 20 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, January 21 from 12 pm – 7 pm

Over the years, many miniatures and models have come into our collection and we thought we’d share them with you. From steam engines to a logging mill to tiny bar stock & work benches, these tiny precision wonders are fascinating. John Aschauer’s miniature machine shop featuring over 40 machines and workbenches is the centerpiece of the exhibit, and his steam plant is a masterpiece. Don’t miss out – this is a MINI show only happening on January 20th and 21st!

Discover Engineering Family Day

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 10am–4pm

Kick off National Engineering Week with this  fun-filled and educational day designed to introduce parents and their children to the wonders of engineering and the importance of technological literacy.  Engage in STEAM activities in our Learning Lab. Families of all ages are invited.

Girls’ Engineering Day

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1pm–4pm

Join us for a program designed to introduce girls and young women to a wide range of women engineers and women in manufacturing careers. Help inspire a girl’s future in designing, engineering and creating a better world. Special viewing of the “Dream Big” documentary which showcases women in engineering fields. Contact us if you are a woman in the fields of engineering or manufacturing and would like to be a mentor for the day.

Space—The Next Engineering Frontier

Saturday, July 19, 2020

Explore the future of space exploration through STEAM activities. Launch a rocket and build a lunar rover model.

Windsor STEAM2

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10am–4pm

Our new family and community event offers experiences and opportunities to participate in the history of machine tool and technology development. Exhibits and hands-on activities may include:

  • model engineering displays
  • 3D, electronics, robotics and makerspace activities in our Learning Lab
  • live demonstrations of historic and modern machine tools by students in our Innovation Station machine shop
  • historic rifle exhibits
  • hands on activities with working lathes and other machine tools, circuit board soldering, sewing machine operation, rocketry and mechanical assembly of a variety of objects
  • local manufacturers will showcase their products and career opportunities
  • interpretive tours of the exhibits
  • guided “behind the scenes” tours


October 2, 2020

Stay tuned to learn more about how students can participate with our industry and education partners to celebrate modern manufacturing and get inspired about careers in manufacturing.

Speaker Series

We are planning an outstanding speaker series for the 2020 season.  Please check back for details!

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