Step Up To Science

Recommended Age:
2 - 8 years

We're proud to announce an expansion to our permanent science exhibit. The first of three new sets of exhibits, Force & Motion is designed to enhance children’s STEM understanding, offering various interactive opportunities for kids to explore the cause and effect relationships between force and motion.

Air Cannon +

Air will be propelled out of the end of the cannon and move the shimmering curtain hanging from the museum ceiling.

Magnetic Race Track +

Dive into the concepts of mass, matter, and velocity by designing race tracks to compare speed and updating the design of their cars to alter the weight.

*The Race Track is currently being improved. Programming Art is available for play until it returns.*

Giant Gear Wall +

Discovering a “Cause and Effect” lesson about the six simple machines through hands-on play.

Wentzcope +

Learn about light and magnification but also about various science concepts, from seeing the structure of a child’s hair to more advanced botanical or medical slides.

Wind Tube +

Little ones will create a flight experiment, exploring the principles of lift and wind resistance.

Static Dome & Meter +

Focusing on static electricity and friction, the Static Dome a transparent hemisphere with small foam beads mounted on a platform featuring a pair of tethered charging fabric pieces. The Static Meter measures the static electricity guests hold in their own bodies.

Norilla +

Children will design structures to withstand earthquakes and learn how they can be improved.

Augmented Reality Wall +

Junior scientists can learn about force, motion, fluid dynamics, and flow by interacting with the virtual fluids and manipulating various shapes while observing the effect on flow patterns.


We're so thankful to our generous sponsors, who help make exhibits like this one possible.

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