Engineering Day

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Sunday, February 18, 2024 | Noon - 5 p.m.

Future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages are invited to Engineering Day 2024 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Exciting and engaging engineering activities will be provided throughout the museum by local engineering groups, who are also sponsoring general admission for this free day at the museum! All exhibitions, daytime planetarium shows and activities are free and open to the public.

The Caterpillar Visitors Center will also be open, free to the public, and will be hosting numerous engineering activities. 

Embark on an exciting adventure at the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center for a day of hands-on activities and competitions presented by local engineering groups. Thanks to our sponsors, the annual Engineering Day event is free!

Aligning with Engineers Week 2024 (February 18-24), the theme, "Welcome to the Future," highlights current engineering achievements and the diverse, promising future of the field.

Engineers Week is more than a celebration; it's a tribute to the creativity and dedication of the individual contributions that are shaping the world. Explore DiscoverE's resources for hands-on activities and insights into engineering education and careers.


Enhance your Engineering Day experience and learn more about the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center by participating in the scavenger hunt. Submit your hunt guide at the end of the day and qualify for a cool prize! Guides will be available at the entrances.

Thank you to our title sponsor Caterpillar. Additional sponsorship by local engineering firms and groups.


1:30 pm | Giant Screen Theater

Stop in at the Giant Screen Theater to see the Bridge Bust Competition and cheer on local students!



Caterpillar Visitors Center

American Society of Civil Engineers


Code Ninjas


FIRST Tech Challenge

iSTEAM Studio

ISU Center for Mathematics, Science, & Technology

Jump Simulation at OSF Innovation


River City Labs

Robot Casserole

Society of Women Engineers – Central Illinois

University of Illinois – 4-H

Sponsored by Caterpillar, Merle and Adeline Dargel Fund for Science and Engineering, local engineering firms and groups and Visionary Society.