Cincinnati Museum Center presents The Art of the Brick, a touring exhibit of the world’s largest display of LEGO brick art created by Nathan Sawaya. This award-winning artist has been able to transform these common and colorful toys into meaningful contemporary art. Sawaya has taken more than one million LEGO bricks around the globe and has been proclaimed by CNN as one of the world’s “must see exhibitions.” The exhibit consist of numerous amazing pieces that are interpretations of historic masterpieces, pieces that explore various themes of human emotion, and countless whimsical pieces all solely pieced together with LEGO bricks. So join in and become witness to an experience of awe-inspiring creations that is sure to be fun for all ages and experience LEGO bricks as you have never seen them before. Learn more
Building Requires Engineering
Engineers are innovators who help turn imagination into reality. They shape the future by making a difference and leaving their mark on the world, but how exactly do they accomplish all of these amazing things? Engineers help transform our world through creation, exploration, and innovation. Engineers are very important in numerous different fields and can specialize in anything from aeronautics to computer software. They work together in different environments by putting their outstanding intellect, problem solving skills, and imagination to use by creating everything from products that we use everyday to exploratory rovers for Mars. Engineers have helped keep our world up and running, while simultaneously designing for a better tomorrow.
Put your Knowledge to the Test with Engineer Trivia!
See if you can correctly answer this engineer trivia that will test your knowledge about different structures, dams, landmark and much more!
- What kind of bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Click here for the answer.
- In electricity, voltage is measured in volts while current is measured in what? Click here for the answer.
- The Panama Canal joins which two oceans? Click here for the answer.
- Is a mangonel a type of catapult or bridge? Click here for the answer.
- The Hoover dam is on the border of which two U.S. states? Click here for the answer.
- In what country is the Taj Mahal found? Click here for the answer.
- Did the Eiffel Tower open in 1789 or 1889? Click here for the answer.
- The Great Sphinx of Giza has the head of a human and the body of a what? Click here for the answer.
- In terms of engineering software, what does CAD stand for? Click here for the answer.
- Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to the USA as a gift? Click here for the answer.
Featured Girl in Real Life Science:
Morgan Lynch: Water Resources Project Manager in Colorado
This month’s Featured Girl In Real Life Science is Morgan Lynch, a Civil Engineer who helps identify flood risks throughout the State of Colorado. Lynch received her Civil Engineering degree from Colorado State University and has helped put her education to work for the past 10 years, Morgan had the opportunity to help reduce future flood damage after a big flood hit Colorado in 2013 by reevaluating the probability the storm could have even occurred and help identify risks for people in the future. To read Lynch’s full interview follow this link!
What are you doing in November?
GIRLS Day Out: Join staff at the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (5274 Zion Road, Cleves OH 45002) on an exploration of outer space. Weather permitting, view the moon and stars through a telescope and learn about the phases of the moon and the travel of light. Then create your own constellations and spaceships. Dress for the weather! Ages 8-14. Saturday. Nov. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration required (opens Nov. 4) by phone at 513-287-7001 or online.
GIRLS University: Cool Chemistry That’s Hot Right Now: Join us as we explore some of the ways chemistry brings special effects to the stage and screen, allows us to create new products for the marketplace, and saves lives around the world. Ages 8-14. Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Museum of Natural History and Science; registration required (opens Nov. 4).
Explorer’s University: How the Bone Turned to Stone: Why are all of the dinosaur bones we find today made of rock? How are trilobite fossils still the same material after millions of years? Join us as we explore how different types of fossils are preserved! Saturday, Nov. 7th from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Museum of Natural History and Science; $7 for members, $10 for non-members; registration required.
The Art of the Brick presents LEGO bricks in a whole new light, demonstrating the potential of creativity and the power of imagination. The Art of the Brick features over 100 works of art including classic pieces, like the Mona Lisa, and original works by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. But rather than paint and canvas, these masterpieces are made entirely of LEGO bricks. Millions and millions of little LEGO bricks. Find out more and purchase tickets by visiting the Cincinnati Museum Center website.
|Journey to Space takes you along for the ride as NASA prepares to launch into a new phase of exploration and discovery while showing you just how far we’ve come. Get ready to blast off on a mission beyond the stars in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater at Cincinnati Museum Center. Purchase tickets here!|