From Here To There
Through September 5, 2011
Just how do we get from here to there?
This visiting exhibit will show you how with lots of fun colorful hands on displays. For children of all ages.
From Here to There consists of fun, interactive exhibits that are color-coded and divided into three main categories: transportation by land, sea and air. Each exhibit is designed to spark conversation and encourage interaction among families, friends and other museum visitors.
Ride a hovercraft to experience air pressure; float a boat to experiment with air flow. Lift, launch and levitate your way through hands-on exhibits to explore how things move by land, sea and air. Experiment with hands-on exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion fun!
Sit down, strap in and fly through the air on this amazing hovercraft. Ride on a cushion of air that lets you twist, turn, and travel with ease across the floor. Accompanying interactive components also let you explore how air pressure makes a hovercraft work.
Up, Up, and Away
Turn up the heat to help this beautiful balloon take to the skies. What temperature is needed to get the top? What about half-way?
See how changing air flow affects the movement of wings. Challenge yourself to see if you can make the wing more stable or make it hover in one place. Create your own experiments to make the wing flutter, float, or soar.
Discover how trains float in the air and travel at amazing speeds through magnetic levitation. Explore the potential of transportation using magnetic forces, and decide for yourself if this is the future of travel.
Send colored balls through tubes from one place to another in a rushing channel of air. Watch balls zoom and snake through the exhibition gallery to your friends at the other station.
Feel the Friction
Experience the forces that effect how things move across land, through the air and in water. Try moving different weights across dirt, along train tracks, or through the water. Which one takes less effort?
Start Your Engines!
Explore the inside of important machines that do everything from power our cars and airplanes to lawnmowers and snowblowers.