Explore all the things that make the world go round in the upcoming special exhibit, Things That Go! In this exhibit, kids will move full speed into the idea of "GO" in everything from vehicles, water, energy and more.
Slide into the driver’s seat of a kid-powered semi-truck, climb aboard a real Metro City Bus or take a "ride" inside a Children’s Hospital and Medical Center ambulance. Little engineers will be able to build a pinewood derby car then race it down a winding track, create a pinball rollercoaster with lights, ramps and jumps, and shoot balls and bottles with air powered cannons inside the launch cage.
Get your hearts racing and hop on bikes that convert kid-energy into electricity, a trike track with speedy trikes, or race boats through obstacles in a giant water table! Be in two places at once as you use the internet to send you across the room, or even across the globe, with giant video chat screens. Use mind and muscle as you speed through the Energizer and find the fastest route to the top of this 40 foot vertical maze! Get both body and mind moving in this fast-paced exhibit that is full of energy!
Things That Go! exhibit components:
Children's Hospital & Medical Center Ambulance, Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Listen to your heart with a stethoscope and learn all about health and wellness in our life size Children's Hospital Ambulance. See what its really like to be an EMT and to care for patients on the go
Technology Center, CenturyLink
Video chat with family and friends on our giant cell phones and learn how data travels from one place to another
Werner, Werner Enterprises
Hop into a kid-sized semi-truck and complete challenges in loading and unloading the semi-truck trailer
City Bus, Metro
Jump behind the wheel and pretend to be the driver of a full size Metro bus. Where will you take your passengers?
Pinewood Derby Track, Boy Scouts of America & HunTel
Create your own pinewood derby or Lego car and race it down the track
Prius Automobile, Performance Toyota
Learn all about the eco-friendly Toyota Prius and how it "goes" further on less fuel! Decorate the car with racing strips and other fun magnets
Water Works, Metropolitan Utilities District
Race boats, ducks and other floating devices in our giant water tanks. Learn all about water and how it makes things "go"
Camper, A.C. Nelsen
Pretend you are camping with your family in a full size camper! Learn all about wood and how energy from the sun is released when you use a campfire
Dress up as a construction worker and get behind the gears of a kid-sized bulldozer
Use mind and muscle as you climb to the top of this 40' vertical maze! Learn all about energy and how our body converts food into fuel which keeps us moving
Get your heart racing and hop on a stationary bicycle to convert kid-powered energy into electricity, blowing fans and much more
Hop on kid-size trikes and take a spin around our mini track while learning all about speed, velocity and motion
Shoot paper rockets and balls while learning all about kinetic energy in our giant launch cage
Create a pinball rollercoaster with ramps, jumps and other materials on our giant magnetic widget wall
Blast off Blower
See how far you can launch balls, scarves, rockets and more in our giant blast off blower. Learn all about wind and how objects can glide and propel through the air
Learn all about the different careers that can be found within our exhibit. Daily educational programming will highlight each part of the exhibit and provide kids with fun and interactive hands on activities
Things That Go! will be open through April, 2014 during regular museum hours. Admission is $2 in addition to regular museum admission which is $9 for adults and children ages 2 to 59.