The World We Create Traveling Exhibit will be in the Carmen Pavilion, located at Murray State’s West Farm (adjacent to the Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center on College Farm Road). The exhibit will be open to the public from Jan. 19 through Feb. 6 from 3-8 p.m. Student groups can visit the exhibit, by appointment, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free for everyone.
Based on the popular permanent exhibit at the Louisville Science Center, The World We Create Traveling Exhibit features 10 exciting, interactive stations where visitors experience how human creativity solves problems and advances technology. Designed for families and students in kindergarten through grade 12, the traveling exhibit is organized around three “real world” themes: Construction Zone, Transit Hub and Tech Works.
In the Construction Zone, visitors operate a mechanical crane at the Build It Up station to learn about the teamwork and precision involved in the construction of buildings. At Toppling Towers, they’ll see if their structure can withstand a simulated earthquake. Visitors work together to build a seven-foot foam arch at Building Bridges or they challenge themselves to build a dome structure at the Engineering Tabletops.
In the Transit Hub, the Get It In Gear station is comprised of a series of interlocking gears where visitors learn more about the heart of the machines that move them every day. At Getting From Here To There, teams of visitors work together to take a ball on the quickest route through a tilt-top maze of a town. A Wind Tunnel encourages users to test the aerodynamic properties of differently-shaped vehicles.
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