New Traveling Exhibit Connects Visitors with the Physics Behind Amusement Park Thrills Amusement Park Science Exhibit Opens

Worcester, Mass. – March 9, 2020 The EcoTarium museum of science and nature will introduce Amusement Park Science, the year’s second temporary exhibit on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a day-long event of programs and activities featuring the physics behind popular amusement park rides like the Ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, roller coasters and bumper cars. Designed for kids of all ages, the Amusement Park Science exhibit features open-sided, interactive exhibit components including an amusement park model, momentum machine and a create-a-coaster area. At the striking entry way, guests will meet Newt, a cheerful little amphibian named after Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of Physics with a passion for scientific exploration. 

Amusement Park Science brings the STEM and STEAM concepts that designers and engineers use every day to life in a fun, engaging and super cool way, shared EcoTarium President and CEO Lucy Hale. “Parents, teachers, and kids of all ages will have a blast exploring this new exhibit!”

Amusement Park Science is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare and will run at the EcoTarium through May 10, 2020. The exhibit was developed and produced by Discovery Center Museum of Rockford (IL), Inc., via the five-museum national consortium TEAMS (Traveling Exhibitions At Museums of Science). The exhibit is included free with general admission to the Museum, and is free for Members of the EcoTarium.