Latino Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería—Free Day!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Exploratorium Pier 15


All Ages

Note: Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. We don't accept group or field trip reservations; group entry is discouraged due to large crowds. Finally, please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.

Join us for a family-friendly collaboration between the Exploratorium and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).


Latino Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería, combines panel discussions, presentations on the science and engineering heritage of Latinos, and playful activities such as crash testing a piñata and scribbling machines. This annual, drop-in program is conducted primarily in Spanish and provides opportunities to meet with prominent engineers in the Latino community.

Originally a project of the Exploratorium Community Engagement Program, Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería is open to everyone as part of our Free Access Program.*


Crash-Test Piñatas
ith Martha Peña and Techbridge Educators
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (drop in)

Scribbling Machines
With Youth Staff from the Exploratorium's XTech program and SHPE volunteers
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (drop in)

Tremendous Triangles
With Youth Staff from the Exploratorium's XTech program and SHPE volunteers
1:00–4:00 p.m. (drop in)

Q’eswachaka (khes-wah-CHAH-kah)—A Living Legacy of Inka Engineering
With Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Astronomer and Project Director, Exploratorium

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meet the Engineers
With Facilitator Kira Villanova, 
Anchor, Producer, and Host of Al Despertar, KDTV Univision 14
2:30–4:00 p.m.

Kermit Lucena, Mechanical Engineer, Genentech
Erika Nagy, Industrial Engineer, PG&E
Veruzka Iropeza, Information Technologist, Splunk, Inc.
Marvin Lopez, Computer Scientist and Engineer, Atipica

*Our Free Access Program includes these upcoming free days:

  • Latino Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería (September 27, 2015)
  • Founder’s Day (October 11, 2015)
  • Groundhog Day (February 2, 2016)
  • Pi Day (March 14, 2016)
  • Mother’s Day/Día de las Madres (May 8, 2016)

UNIQLO is proud to partner with the Exploratorium and sponsor its FREE DAYS to inspire the next generation of innovators.