Roller Coaster Ball
Children learn about the physics of movement and momentum when creating their own ball roller coasters. This new exhibit is great for group interaction and problem solving. Using a system of tubes, platforms, and balls participants create their own unique path for a “roller coaster".

Discovery Questions:
What makes a ball fall? Can you make a roller coaster?


Gear Wall
Gear Wall contains a series of different foam gears that are fixed to a wall. You can set the gear trains in motion by turning the handles. A fun introduction to the movement of gears and the foam construction ensures that the gear "teeth" can't injure small fingers and hands.

What's Happening Here?
Children will be using gross motor skills, use cause & effect thinking, start basic experimentation, understanding of simple mechanics, and the effects of movement & gravity.

Discovery Questions:
Ask to have your child to show you what happens when they turn the crank either direction. Ask your child(ren) to help create a "race" track for the balls to go down. Ask your child(ren) to figure out which ball will go down the track the fastest.


Gravity Ball Fall
Move the colorful plastic pieces into slits to create your very own track for your ball to fall through. Problem solve and work as a team, try new ways to get that ball moving faster!

It is like a maze and you decide how it works. Have a ball!!

What's Happening Here?
Children will be using gross motor skills, use cause & effect thinking, start basic experimentation, understanding of simple mechanics, and the effects of movement & gravity.

Discovery Questions:
Ask to have your child show you what happens when they turn the crank either direction. Ask your child(ren) to help create a "race" track for the balls to go down. Ask your child(ren) to figure out which ball will go down the track the fastest.


Rope Tie Off
Practice your skills at tying the basic knots of camping and sailing. See who can follow the slippery snakes in being successful!

What's Happening Here?
Children will be using gross motor skills, use cause & effect thinking, start basic experimentation, understanding of simple mechanics, and the effects of movement & gravity.

Discovery Questions:
Ask to have your child to show you what happens when they turn the crank either direction. Ask your child(ren) to help create a "race" track for the balls to go down. Ask your child(ren) to figure out which ball will go down the track the fastest. 


Kapla Building
As children conceive of a building project and decide to build it, they must solve many physics challenges using principles of balance, leverage, cantilevers, optimum proportions, geometric shapes, stability, and more. Three dimensional problem-solving is the challenge for children who participate in this unique experience.

Discovery Questions:
How do you solve the challenges to build a building?