Machine Madness Remake

We are transforming Machine Madness from a one-day event into a week-long engineering celebration. Machine Madness is a fantastic family engineering experience open to people of all ages and mechanical abilities. Work against the clock and with provided materials and tools to build an oversized, collaborative Chain Reaction Machine. Each participant will create a sequence of events that triggers the next machine, and so on, to make a continuous chain reaction from the first machine to the last.

Still interested in making a machine at home? Our final chain reaction on Friday, January 1, at 3:30p.m. will incorporate homemade contraptions and the successful elements created at the museum during the week.

Please contact Mike Fenzel with any questions at

Sunday, December 27, 2015–Friday, January 1, 2016, 11a.m.–4p.m.