Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

Rube Goldberg Competition

Argonne's Educational Programs will host the 2016 Rube Goldberg® Competition Friday, February 26, 2016, at the Kohl's Chicago Children's Museum located at Navy Pier.

The contest features area high schools that compete to build a complex machine, comprising over 20 steps, to perform a simple task.

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