Fall Homeschoolers Day: The Science of Toys

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Join with other homeschool families for a day filled with exploring, experimenting and building in conjunction with “Playing Around: Engineering and Toys” exhibition.


Free with Museum admission

We’re trying out a new schedule! Simply drop in throughout the day at a variety of hands-on activities as you explore the science and engineering of toys.


Playing Around Exhibition – 2nd Floor

- Balance Toys: Practice finding the center of gravity as you make a whimsical balancing toy. 11:00 – 12:30

- Tops: Experiment with weight, balance, and rotational inertia to make a spinning top.   1:15 – 3:00


Classroom – 1st Floor

- Gearing Up: Look inside toys to find hidden mechanical gears and build simple gear machines. 11:00 – 12:30

- Cardboard Linkages: Create a mechanical toy by combining links and pivots. 1:15 – 3:00


Community Room – 1st Floor

- Pinball Machines: Explore force and motion as you build contraptions for the museum's pinball machines. 11:00 – 2:00


Discovery Lab – 2nd Floor

- Batteries and Motors: Explore electric circuits as you make lights shine and motors spin.11:00 – 12:00

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