Engineering Day

Engineering Day Rfm Cvc



Sun, Feb 19 | Noon - 5 p.m.

Future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages are invited to Engineering Day 2023 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Exciting & engaging engineering activities will be provided throughout the museum by local engineering groups, who are also sponsoring general admission for this free day at the museum! All exhibitions, daytime planetarium shows and activities are free and open to the public.

The Caterpillar Visitors Center will also be open, free to the public, and will be hosting numerous engineering activities. 

TechTalks (30 minutes each) | Caterpillar Visitors Center Dining Room

Caterpillar engineers will share their technical expertise in these short, yet informative sessions, providing a brief overview of their experiences, followed by Q&A.
2:00 pm | Engineer-o-Rama – Meet and Greet Different Types of Engineers
3:00 pm | It’s Electric! – A High Level Overview of the Impact of Electrification
4:00 pm | Virtual is Reality – A Quick Glance at Virtual Product Development
See the full list of activities at the Caterpillar Visitors Center HERE


Enhance your Engineering Day experience and learn more about the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitors Center by participating in the scavenger hunt. Submit your hunt guide at the end of the day and qualify for a cool prize! Guides will be available at the entrances.

Thank you to our title sponsor Caterpillar. Additional sponsorship by local engineering firms & groups.


1:30 pm | Giant Screen Theater

Stop in at the Giant Screen Theater to see the Bridge Bust Competition and cheer on local students!


Caterpillar Inc. 

American Society of Civil Engineers – Central Illinois

American Society of Materials – Peoria


Code Ninjas


FIRST Robotics Competition – Fast But Not Furious

FIRST Robotics Competition – Robot Casserole

FIRST Tech Challenge

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers – Peoria

ISU Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology


OSF – Jump Simulation

River City Labs

Society of Women Engineers – Central Illinois

University of Illinois – 4-H