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Da Vinci Science Center to Become Tech City with Feature Exhibit

Tech City
The Da Vinci Science Center opens its Year of Innovation on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, as it premieres the traveling Tech City exhibition and its visitors take part in the second annual Global Cardboard Challenge.

The Da Vinci Science Center’s year-long theme promotes the skills that drive all scientific and technical careers – including creativity, collaboration, process skills, and problem-solving abilities. The project includes Tech City and other traveling exhibitions, the opening of several new permanent exhibits, and a year-long series of Year of Innovation Public Programs.

Tech City’s playful series of challenges introduces visitors to the design and creation processes that generate innovative products and ideas. Exhibit challenges include keeping a city safe from a major flood, building structures that keep people safe when a big earthquake hits, adjusting the timing of traffic lights to make drivers’ commutes shorter, and creating a hot new track in a small sound studio. Tech City is sponsored at the Da Vinci Science Center in part by City Center Lehigh Valley.

Air Products serves as Premier Sponsor of the Year of Innovation. Avantor Performance Materials presents the series of Year of Innovation Public Programs. Additional sponsors include ATAS International, Inc., B. Braun, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Follett Corporation.

The Global Cardboard Challenge opens the series of Year of Innovation Public Programs on Oct. 5, 2013, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids will enjoy building awesome toys and other creations using cardboard, recycled materials, and their imaginations. Created by the Imagination Foundation in Los Angeles, Ca., the first Cardboard Challenge in 2012 included more than 270 events in 41 countries around the world. The Da Vinci Science Center event is sponsored by ATAS International and Crayola and will be included with visitor admission.

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