Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention

TravelingExhibitRubeGoldberg

September 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg™’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations, and humorous storytelling, celebrating his skills as both an artist and inventor.

Inspired by Rube’s original illustrations and inventive storytelling, this exhibit contains a collection of new 3D, life-size machines and hands-on, interactive components that connect Rube’s iconic cartoon contraptions to the way things work in the physical world. These experiences provide insight into the legacy of Rube and how classic engineering principles can be re-imagined as entry points for deeper exploration of STEAM concepts for 21st-century learning.

Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention! Exhibit is created by the Children's Museum of Pittsburg in partnership with the Heirs of Rube Goldberg.

Music Machine +

Pull ropes to start a series of musical chain reactions in the large-scale sound animation Music Machine.

Challenge Table +

Manipulate the classic six simple machines designed by Renaissance scientists to make our work easier – the lever, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wedge, and wheel and axle – with hands-on activities that illustrate the math and physics hard at work.

Music Mural +

Pull ropes to start a series of musical chain reactions in the large-scale sound animation Music Machine.

The Cleaning Machine +

Move balls and ramps to trigger chain reaction machines in Wall Machines, then figure out how they work by resetting each part.

Sponsors

We're so thankful to our generous sponsors, who help make visiting exhibits like this one possible. We are thankful for the ability to be able to bring new and exciting exhibits to the community of Atlanta.

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