How Things Work

Visitor at Sonic Vibrations ExhibitA number of exhibits located throughout the museum illustrate how things work. Different clusters of these exhibits highlight the properties of air, properties of water, magnetic and electric forces, gravity and motion, light and color, health and the human body, and the science of sound.


Play and Learn Together

What happens when you “race” two coins of different sizes in the Gravity Well?

Does a larger or smaller parachute drop faster?

How can you make water move uphill at the Water Works?

How many light bulbs can you get to light up at one time?

At the Heat Camera, which parts of your body are warmer? What do you see on the camera when you press your hands against the cold and warm plates?

What makes the Theremin louder?