Check out our new permanent exhibit called Building Brainstorm, which features more than a dozen hands-on activities that explore the creative architectural design process and encourage collaborative problem-solving. Plan a dream home or a dog house, build a skyscraper model, find the best arrangement of an apartment model’s rooms and furniture, and much more.
The Rigamajig is a large-scale building kit used for hands-on free play and STEAM learning. This collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope allows visitors to follow their curiosity through play.
Set your world in motion! Send parachutes soaring high in the Wind Tunnel; test gravity, velocity, and trajectory at the Golf Ball Ramp; send a penny swirling down the Gravity Vortex. It’s a playground for the mind!
Dress up like a butterfly and wander through the giant grass; check out our live termites & hissing cockroaches; learn how to tell the difference between an insect and a spider; watch the hexbugs navigate a tricky track.