Latinx Engineering Day 2023
Join us for a family-friendly collaboration between the Exploratorium and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Our 24th annual Latinx Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería combines a panel discussion with Latinx engineers, the multilingual ¡Plantásticas! exhibit, and hundreds of interactive activities. This annual program is conducted in Spanish and English and provides opportunities to meet with prominent engineers in the Latinx community.
For general museum information, call 415.528.4444 or visit exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions. We recommend arriving by public transit.
Look for signs throughout the museum honoring Latinx scientists, innovators, activists, and artists.
With Carlos Ng Pitti
Explore life at the microscopic scale with the CellScope, a cell phone microscope invented by bioengineers at UC Berkeley. See familiar creatures up close and learn how these microscopes are used to diagnose diseases in remote areas with UC Berkeley bioengineering graduate student Carlos Ng Pitti.
Cut and fold a paper skull then add a simple circuit to make the skull's mouth glow.
With Andi Xoch and Elizabeth Montufar
Get creative and decorate your very own terra-cotta pot! Make a beautiful vessel for a plant to take root, with help from the artist and the inspiration behind the amazing plant patios in our ¡Plantásticas! exhibition. Learn a little bit about how to repot plants for success, and maybe even add some flora to your pot.
Join Rosa De Anda, executive director and founder of Marigold Project, and Adrian Arias, artist and curator, as they celebrate the opening of Festival of Altars with an intimate ceremony. You’re invited to invoke the natural elements and reflect on the interconnection between people, nature, and ancestors.
With SHPE Engineers
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers presents a panel discussion full of inspirational stories of their work and paths to successful careers.
Founded in 2010, Valverde Dance Ballet Folklorico is a dance and music ensemble started by choreographer, musician, and researcher of Andean folklore Luis Valverde. The ensemble’s work is mainly dedicated to the study, instruction, and performance of indigenous and mestizo dance and music genres from the Andes mountains.
Please take a free children’s or young adult book in English or Spanish compliments of the San Francisco Public Library.
Get to know professional and student engineers.