Amusement Park Science (Exhibit Opening)
Amusement Park Science invites visitors to explore a dozen different interactive features that provide a hands-on taste of how our favorite amusement park rides work including great interactives like Bumper Blaster, Create-A-Coaster, Wild Wheels Road Block, Magnetic Circus, and Wild Rides Video Kiosk.
- 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Innovation Stations: Drop by one of our amusement activity tables to experiment with balance, friction, gravity, and all the forces that make rides fun!
- 11:00 a.m.: Animal Storytime: Happy Pi Day! As we celebrate the opening of Amusement Park Science, we’ll also honor an essential mathematical ratio (and a delicious circular dessert). Come for a special story, and meet an animal ambassador.
- 1:30 p.m.: Meet an Amusement Park Engineer! Curious about what it takes to design and build amusement park rides? Now’s your chance to talk to someone who does that for a living! Learn the challenges and rewards of creating an experience that’s totally safe and 100% exhilarating, then put what you’ve learned to the test.
- 2:30 p.m.: Ramps! Ever have fun shooting down a waterslide? Discover the magic of the inclined plane, test different shapes and materials, and experiment with fun factors like height, angles and altitudes to design the speediest slide yet!