Girl Creating a wax mold

How People Make Things

January 16, 2021–May 9, 2021 Springfield Science Museum

Inspired by the Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours

Every object has a story of how it is made. How People Make Things celebrates that story—the people, the manufacturing processes and the technology used to make everyday objects in our world.

Once, every product we used was made by hand, usually one at a time. Some things are still made that way. But over the years, people invented machines to make things quickly, more efficiently and less expensively. Almost everything you buy at a store is made in factories, by many people, each doing a part of the manufacturing process.

Come in and explore using your hands, tools and machines to cut, mold, deform and assemble. You’ll discover how familiar the story of manufacturing is to all of us.

Created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Family Communications, Inc. (FCI), the producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation and The Grable Foundation.

National Science Foundation   The Grable Foundation

Media Sponsorship by New England Public Media, where you can watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

New England Public Media