Celebrating Legos, science and inspiration, 30 teams of 6- to 9-year-olds will showcase their creations and robotics skills on Sunday at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport.
The Junior FIRST Lego Expo is open to the public and features half-price admission, a special room for Lego building, robotics demonstrations, planetarium shows, and children’s activities.
Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Discover Museum, 4450 Park Ave., which is off Exit 49 of the Merritt Parkway and near the Sacred Heart University campus. The March 15 expo is sponsored by Patriot Bank.
See motorized Lego creations
Supported by Girl Scouts of Connecticut and Stamford Robotics, teams of young Lego builders will display their motorized Lego creations, present their research on a poster, and participate in hands-on activities throughout the museum.
The expo will culminate with a private award ceremony, honoring all participants and their Lego-building and robotics achievements. Guest presenters at the ceremony will include Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, and Girls Scouts of Connecticut’s Sheryl Sleeva.
Science concepts and teamwork
The Junior FIRST Lego League was developed to introduce 6- to 9-year-olds (students in kindergarten through the third grade) to science concepts and teamwork.
The Discovery Museum will offer a four-week series of Lego WeDo workshops on Saturday mornings from April 11 to May 2. Pre-registration is required at 203-372-3521, ext. 117 or www.discoverymuseum.org.
The Discovery Museum features exhibits on science, technology and space, and offers educational programs and outreach activities.