An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until March 12, 2023
Join us for a weekend of hilariously inventive machine building, art making and problem solving inspired by Rube Goldberg. The Museum will host two days of special activities that challenge you to build, create, move and play in creative and inventive ways.
Watch kid-led teams compete in the 2023 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Live! Local schools and STEM groups compete to create a “Lunchable” making machine in the Contest’s Western PA Regionals. With host O-Ryan the O’Mazing!
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Rube Goldberg (1883–1970) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist, inventor, innovator, and the only person whose name is an adjective in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. Learn more about him at The Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation and Creativity.
What is a Rube Goldberg Machine?
Rube Goldberg Machines are crazy contraptions that solve simple tasks in the most complicated and hilarious way possible.
A Rube Goldberg Machine® solves a simple problem in the most ridiculously inefficient way possible. Their funny functionality invites us to think more deeply about machines and mechanized processes, gadgets and technologies, and the very human ways in which we use them.