March Break Activity Centre: Engineering for Amusement Parks!REGION 3: Hamilton, Halton and Brant 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, ON Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Discover the amazing engineering behind some of your favourite amusement park rides! Learn how simple machines, gears, and gravity are used to design roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and merry-go-rounds. Make your own marble-run roller coaster track and try some amusement park themed crafts and activities in the drop-in activity centre. Please remember that children must be accompanied by an adult.
Museum is closed Monday, March 13
The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, also known as the “Steam Museum”, is located on the site of the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks complex. This National Historic Site is recognized as a civil and power engineering landmark. Today the museum preserves two massive steam-powered beam engines, which pumped water in Hamilton from 1859 to 1910, as well as a collection of artifacts relating Hamilton’s industrial past. The museum interprets Hamilton’s relationship with water, steam power, and industrialisation.
The museum offers guided tours, public programs, and special events.