Father’s Day Fun: Solar Car Design Challenge at the New Children’s Museum

Looking for a fun activity to do on Father’s Day weekend that will provide a guaranteed good time for the entire family?

Head to the New Children’s Museum in Downtown San Diego this weekend, where you and your children can take part in the Solar Car Design Challenge. Children 7 and older and their caregivers are invited to build solar-powered model cars at the Innovators LAB and put them to the test.

SDG&E is sponsoring this activity and more as part of the museum’s Clean Air Program to educate the next generation about renewable energy and zero-emission transportation, which are both key to building a more sustainable future.

Hands-On Activities, June 16-17

Workshop: Solar Car Design Challenge: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ages 7+
Children and their caregivers will participate in a hands-on project to build a solar-powered model car, and then race them in the museum’s outdoor studio.

Drop-in: Cars of the Future: All day and all ages
At the museum’s illustration station, families can design and draw a custom car of the future. Drawings can be displayed in the museum or taken home.

These activities are free with admission to the museum.

Climb Inside the Car Sculpture

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Take a break and check out the museum’s Garden Project, which features a car sculpture – made almost exclusively from reclaimed cords and wires. Kids are welcome to get behind the wheel of the car.

The sculpture is inspired by our Power Your Drive program, which is building electric vehicle charging stations at apartments, condo complexes, and workplaces throughout the region.

The Garden Project teaches visitors about clean energy, low-emission transportation and environmental stewardship. We are proud to be part of a project to teach kids early about the importance of clean air and the role electric vehicles plays in improving our region’s air quality.

More Information

Visit the New Children’s Museum for more information about its Clean Air Program: https://thinkplaycreate.org/blog/museum-happenings-this-june/.