Fun for the kids at Kidspace Children's Museum

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Wheels will roll, bottles blast and balls fly when guests experiment with the forces that define the shape of our natural world.  The outdoor exhibit, Physics Forest at Kidspace Children’s Museum, will open on Thursday July 12th at 480 North Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif.

Physics Forest will be a wondrous mix of the natural and the manmade, with large-scale exhibits nestled within a custom-landscaped woodland of native trees. By locating exhibits in this wooded backdrop, the space will elevate the spirit, encourage exploration and free the imagination. Visitors will find themselves in a place that is neither museum nor playground, forest nor laboratory—a place where wonder and play lead to amazing discoveries.

Tim Scheidler, Marketing Manager at Physics Forest spoke with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee about the exhibit:

Kidspace will ingnite children’s love of science and create an early conceptual understanding of the laws of physics with 13 brand-new interactive exhibits including:

  • Magnetic Pendulum:  Try to swing the pendulum using cords tipped with small magnets.
  • Bottle Blaster:  Launch a wire guided bottle skyward 30 feet using compressed air and water.
  • Roller Coaster Ball Fall Build Area:  Construct a bowling ball raceway and experiment with gravity, centripetal force and momentum.
  • Giant Levers:  A physics-based version of the classic “Tug-of-War” that demonstrates mechanical advantage in a fun, surprising way.
  • Kid-Powered Fan:  Transform your own physical energy into wind power by pushing a large capstan round and round.  The capstan powers an overhead drive belt that connects the capstan to a large fan.
  • Ball Bounce:  Use momentum gained from gravitational acceleration to create an amazing transfer of energy

Learn more at www.kidspacemuseum.org.

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