By Tessa Raebeck
Can your family construct a container that will help an egg survive a drop? Find out Saturday, at CMEE’s (Children’s Museum of the East End) 2nd Annual Egg Drop Challenge, sponsored by Macaroni Kid Hamptons.Families can bring containers from home or come to a hands-on workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to design and construct a protective capsule with all materials, including eggs, provided by CMEE. At noon, each container will be put to the test in CMEE Square.
The egg drop challenge has several guidelines: Participants must be able to insert an egg in the container just prior to the challenge. Designs cannot involve glass, liquids, helium or other gasses lighter than air. The container’s weight cannot exceed one pound and the egg compartment cannot exceed one foot in length or width. Use of parachutes is allowed, but the chute must deploy itself after the container is dropped.
Admission to the Egg Drop Challenge is free for members and $10 for non-members. The optional design workshop is $2 for members and $4 for non-members. Workshop space is limited. For reservations, call the museum at 537-8250.