Pushing, pulling, lifting, rolling... let’s explore how things get going!
Explore the basics of physics, mechanical motion, engineering and organic motion through a highly interactive studio space with multi-generational, hands-on experiences to engage the whole family.
Gravity Wall Contraption Design a series of ramps, funnels and tubes and watch Newtonian Physics in action as you send balls spiraling through your creation.
Crash Test Simulator Direct your own series of crash test simulations using touch-screen technology and learn the different results of front-, side-, and rear-impact vehicle crashes.
Car Race Race model cars that you build and customize. Our race track is always changing, so be prepared to test out different vehicle designs.
Gears & Pulleys Build your own working system of gears, pulleys, belts and levers 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 affected when objects of varying shapes and sizes are placed in front of a motion-sensored interactive screen 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.
Corporate support for In Motion is provided by: Calspan Corporation, Columbus McKinnon Corporation and West Herr Toyota.
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.