This dynamic science gallery creates meaningful and memorable engagement for families with children up to age 12. The exhibition consists of 16 custom-made, hands-on science exhibits that invite visitors into full-body physical exploration of motion, air, forces, fluids and magnetism.
Try to bounce the ball through any (or all!) of the different hoops by changing the bounce angle and arranging the hoops.
Swing the pendulum and see which way it goes! Move the disc underneath and watch the pattern change.
Challenge your family and friends to get a ball through a maze of tubes that YOU created!
Experiment with magnetism by building a metal sculpture between the two magnet arms using steel pellets, nuts and washers.
Learn about patterns by moving different shapes in a flow channel which is filled with birefringent fluid.
Experiment with how long you can keep your Slinky “walking” on the treadmill by adjusting the speed.
Make a rope stand and learn about gravity! Can you pass a hoop over the rope without making it fall?
Place different rolling objects such as rings, disks and spheres on a rotating turntable. Can you make them stay in one place as the turntable spins?
Crash pucks on a frictionless table and observe elastic collisions on the four-way air hockey table.
Turn over a large transparent container filled with two kinds of sand. Learn about gravity as it pulls the sand down through the openings, allowing you to create beautiful patterns.
Create your own flying machine and test it on the wind table! How long can you keep your object flying in the column of air? How high does it go?
Pin Screen Wall
Make a pattern of your hands, arms, or even your whole body! What kind of shapes and designs can you make on the wall?
Support and Partnerships
Science Revealed! was custom-designed and fabricated by Hüttinger Interactive Exhibitions from Nürnberg, Germany.
Sponsorship of the Spinning Patterns exhibit is by the Evelyn M. Davies Charitable Trust. Additional funding comes from gifts made to the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum’s Capital Campaign.
Also paid for in part by Dutchess County.
Would you like to support new exhibit development at MHDM? We invite you to make a gift today!