PEORIA - Visitors poured into the Peoria Riverfront Museum for the museum's free Engineering Day event.
Families spent the afternoon learning about the engineering field through hands on exhibits and activities.
Director Education Sheldon Schafer said the 20 year, ongoing event is even bigger and better this year at the new museum.
He said the goal is to honor the strong engineering we have in our community and to teach the younger generation how important it can be. He said, "Late elementary school and junior high, that's the time to show kids that engineering is fun. That's what today is all about...showing kids and showing families not just what engineers do, but that engineering is fun."
The museum said it had more than 600 visitors in just the first two hours.