Step Up To Science

Recommended Age:
2 - 8 years

We’re proud to debut the second set of exhibits in our Cause and Effect series. Cause and Effect: Engineering is designed to enhance children’s STEAM understanding, offering interactive opportunities to explore architecture, electrical engineering, computer science and more.

Spectrum Light Table & Magnatiles +

Combine the primary colors of light to create the full spectrum of visible color. Build structures of all kinds with colorful magnetic tiles and explore how shapes and colors interact.

Rigamajig +

Experiment with different building pieces to create large-scale machines. Imagine, design, build and improve your machines as you play! 

Programming Art Station +

Learn and practice early coding skills by making digital art. 

Keva Planks +

Enter the world of architectonics and design your own structure. See your imagination take shape as you turn simple materials into extraordinary creations. 

Air Cannon +

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

Circuit Bench +

Use metal links to complete circuits and power devices. Crank your own electricity and watch the bench light up, whirl, and sound off.

Giant Pulley Wall +

Connect gears and wheels with big rubber belts to discover one way force travels between objects. How big will your pulley system be?

Norilla +

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

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.

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 now in Innovation Station.*


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

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