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Amusement Park Science (Exhibit Opening)

March 14

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Sat 22

Animal Story Time in Secrets of the Forest

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 22

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Sat 22

Science Discovery in Secrets of the Forest

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 22

Passport to the Universe

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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.

Event is included with museum admission. EcoTarium members enter free year-round and do not need to pre-purchase tickets.

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Programs: 

  • 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!
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March 14
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