Youth Programs

The National Museum of the Pacific War introduces youth to the values, innovations and experiences through youth programs such as drop-in STEM, Robotics, and more. The museum is committed to providing innovative approaches to engaging young people in order to inspire them to learn more about the Pacific War and history.

Annual Robotic Competition

With growing interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by students and educators alike, the National Museum of the Pacific War hosts an annual robotic competition each May in the Historic Nimitz Gallery Ballroom located at 340 E. Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Participants will program Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotic kits to carry out certain missions across a mat designed to look like many of the islands where key battles took place in the Pacific during WWII.

During the competition, teams will also attempt a number of tasks using their robots including clearing the jungle to build an airstrip, delivering Atomic Bomb components, knocking out enemy bunkers, and raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima.

This contest is designed to encourage students dive deeper into the technological advances of WWII and how they are relevant today. Not only will you learn a little about the war in the Pacific, but you will also have fun! For more information, please email us at: