Dream Big


Upon first consideration, it might not seem the stuff of grand cinematic adventure. But could engineering secretly be an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels that will make for a safer, more connected, more equal and even more awe-inspiring tomorrow?

With an eclectic, stereotype-bursting engineer cast, the huge story told by Dream Big answers that question with a resoundingly “yes” using a series of surprising human stories to expose the hidden world behind the most exciting inventions and structures across the world. It is not only a journey through engineering’s greatest wonders, but equally a tale of human grit, aspiration, compassion and the triumph of human ingenuity over life’s greatest challenges.

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The Movement

The project is so big, it is more than a movie—it’s part of a movement aimed at bringing engineering into the forefront of our culture. Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the 21st Century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is…and what it can conjure in the world.

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Bring your group or school for a Dream Big field trip! Included in the field trip is program of your choosing, the film Dream Big, and then you get to explore the Makerspace Gallery!

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Children (ages 2-12) $8.95
Adults (ages 13-59) $10.95
Seniors (ages 60+) $8.95
College Students with ID $8.95
Military $7.95

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This educator guide, created by the Discovery Place Education Studio for MacGillivray Freeman Films, is a companion resource to the giant screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. It provides multidisciplinary activities rich in math, language, and social sciences that tie directly to the film. Each lesson presents students with an engineering challenge inspired by the work of real engineers featured in the Dream Big film. To solve these challenges, students walk through the problem-solving process used by engineers in the real world and develop an understanding of the core ideas and principles that shape the world of engineering.

This guide includes lessons for students in grades K–12 and has been written to meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as well as common state science objectives. In addition to the individual lessons, educators will find extension activities and a list of resources that encourage a deeper engagement with engineering and a more robust interdisciplinary experience. With such a richness of material, this guide also serves as an excellent stand-alone resource for teachers—the experts in their own classrooms—to use in ways that best support their students and align with specific state or national standards.


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We hope you will use Dream Big’s suite of educational tools to share the world of engineering with students and learners across the globe.

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