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Mousetrap Racer Challenge

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Who: Families & Kids, Members Where: Maryland Science Center When: November 11, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm How Much? free to participate and museum admission is free for up to 4 team members

Ready? Set. Go!  Discover the power of kinetic energy as you design, build, and test a racer using the power of a mousetrap. We provide the free kit containing a mousetrap, rubber mouse, assorted racer-building materials, instructions, and tips on the race day. You take care of the rest! See if your racer will go the distance down our track and get your mouse to the cheese. Pre-registered teams of up to four people will pick up their kits when they arrive. Teams can check-in beginning at 10:30am. Racer construction will begin at 11:00am. At 1:00pm, teams can test their designs on our race track!

All teams must register in advance. Registration is FREE and includes all your building materials.  Registration includes FREE admission to MSC for up to 4 team members. Participation is limited to 36 teams.


Mousetrap Racer Criteria:

  • Teams will have up to two hours to design and build their racer using only the materials provided.
  • The completed racer should be able to hold an eight ounce rubber mouse.
  • At approximately 1:00pm, teams will be able to test their racer on our track to see how far it can travel.