Photos courtesy of the Science Museum Camera Club (Lynn Brunetto/Tom Nelson)
Pushing, pulling, lifting, rolling... let’s explore how things get going! Our third permanent interactive science studio, In Motion opens June 22 and focuses on physics, mechanical motion, engineering and organic motion. Here are some of the interactive experiences In Motion guests can enjoy:
- Gravity Machine: Watch Newtonian Physics in action as you transport balls through a maze of ramps, funnels and tubes.
- Crash Test Simulator: Use a touch screen to create and experiment with different crash test scenarios.
- Car Race: Race model cars that you build and customize
- Gears & Pulleys: Build your own machine using your choice of gears, pulleys, belts and lever arms and set your creation in motion.
- Air Table: Create your own flying devices and test and measure their flight performance.
- Fluid Dynamics Simulator: Explore how aerodynamics and turbulence are effected when objects of varying shapes and sizes are placed inside a chamber that simulates the flow of water and air.
- Human Motion: Record the motion of your own body and measure movements like leaps, jumps or strides.
SPARKS AND MAKESHIFT WORKSHOP SPACES
Inspired by the “Makerspace” movement that has spread into museums, across the country, our Sparks and Makeshift workshops support learning in an informal, play-focused environment that cultivates an interest in science, technology and design using new technologies and basic tools. These spaces offer scheduled activities where visitors can discover their inner-engineer with no limits except your curiosity and creativity. Sparks is designed to inspire families with younger children while Makeshift is for more in-depth exploration.
Click here to learn how you can participate in one of our new workshops.
IN MOTION SUPPORT
Corporate support for In Motion is provided by: Calspan Corporation, Columbus McKinnon Corporation and West Herr Toyota. Makeshift is presented by National Grid.
Additional studio support for In Motion was provided by The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Garman Family Foundation, The Western New York Foundation, Seymour H. Knox Foundation, and General Mills Foundation.