December 22, 2012
- Time 1:00 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Free
Inventors throughout the Muslim world tested their skills and abilities over and over again, constantly changing and improving upon previous designs. Test your engineering skills by using KEVA planks to build solid structures. Then, put your structures to the test as you build a catapult and launch ping-pong balls at the weakest and strongest points of your design. Rebuild, retest, and find out if your structure is the strongest of them all!
Presented in conjunction with 1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization, our programs* explore the science, technology, engineering, and mathematic accomplishments of those living in the Muslim world from the 7th to the 17th centuries. These hands-on workshops show modern applications of historic innovations and provide unique connections to the world we live in.
*All programs are free of charge, but the purchase of an admission ticket is required to view the exhibit. Visit ngmuseum.org for pricing and ordering information.
Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please email NatGeoMuseum[at]ngs.org to register. Registration is now full.
The event will take place in the National Geographic Dining Hall, in the M Street building, located at 1600 M Street NW.
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C., US
Telephone: +1 202 857 7700
Lat/Lon: 38.904592000000001, -77.038503000000006
Come explore a thousand years of advances in science and technology from Muslim civilization, which have had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.
Plan to attend programs designed to complement your National Geographic Museum visit in Washington, D.C.
From bright plumage to intricate courtship dances, meet the birds-of-paradise and explore evolution at its extreme.
Thank You! Your Request Was Submitted
Oops! Something Went Wrong
Hire a National Geographic speaker for your event.Meet Our Speakers
Book a distinctive setting for your event.Learn About Our Venue
Bring an exhibition to your institution.View Available Exhibitions
Touring floor maps bring memorable education to students.See Our Maps