Engineer bridges, design a city from the ground up, and more at the third annual Transportation Day!

Posted: 2:53 PM, Mar 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-20 18:53:32Z

Impression 5 Science Center and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are hosting the third annual Transportation Day: Roads, Bridges, and More at the Science Center Saturday, April 24 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The Science Center will be filled with special hands-on activities and challenges celebrating the ingenuity, engineering, and material science know-how it takes to make modern transportation possible. Visitors will explore construction hardware and test the reflective nature of modern signage. Families will also get to work together to construct bridges, create jewelry out of nuts and bolts, and test the effects weight and distance have on driving and collisions. You’ll also get the chance to get up close and personal with an MDOT snow plow and bucket truck!

Transportation Day is sponsored by MDOT, which is responsible for state and federal highways in Michigan, as well as the administration of funds for transit, rail, bicycling, and pedestrian programs. The event is free for MDOT employees and their families, as well as Impression 5 members.

Impression 5 Science Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For admission prices and more information, visit