Simple Machines

Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Michigan’s historic lumbering industry led to the invention of helpful machinery – like the Big Wheel. Explore engineering at this month’s event by building and testing your own simple machine. After, stop by at our lumbering exhibit to see a real Big Wheel and try to figure out how it works!

Second Saturday activities are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month and are included with the cost of admission. Activities are generally suitable for ages 5 – adult, though some activities may require parental supervision or assistance. Learn more about hours and admission at We’ll provide all the supplies – just bring your family and your enthusiasm for Michigan history!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and History may be taught separately in schools, but they are really not so different after all. Science meets our human past in this series of Second Saturdays programs. Each month, explore an exciting historical topic from our exhibits paired with a hands-on experiment or project.


Michigan History Center
702 W Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48915


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Organizer: Michigan History Center
Organization: Michigan History Center
Organizer Phone: (517) 335-2573
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