Engineers on the Big Screen

Last Tuesday was my husband’s birthday, and the thing he wanted to do most of all was go to the RH Fleet Science Center with our kids to see the IMAX film “Dream Big, Engineering Our World.” You see, Greg’s an engineer, and he wants to inspire our kids (and others) to be engineers. And that’s the whole idea behind Dream Big . . .

Produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers, Dream Big combines the incredible scenery IMAX film-goers have come to love with inspiring stories that will resonate with children. There’s the story about high school students who beat competitors from Harvard and MIT at a NASA-sponsored robotics competition. And there’s a female engineer who is designing bridges in poor countries like Haiti to make it safer for students to walk to school over local rivers.

Dream Big is 40 minutes of awe and inspiration, and it’s just one more reason why the Fleet is our family’s favorite museum. The science center’s Tinkerer’s Club staff were on hand to help our kids create their own engineering wonders. We never leave this place without learning something, doing something and having some fun.

Dream Big is playing several times each day at the RH Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. For tickets and the show schedule, visit




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