Flight Tube

Flight Tube

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet high Description: Flight Tube allows visitors to experiment with the movement of items in turbulent air. The vertical air stream is generated by a large –carefully screened in- fan at the base of the exhibit, and directed upwards...
Zoetrope

Zoetrope

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: Invented in the mid 19th Century by Eadward James Muybridge, Zoetropes were precursors to modern films.  They were essentially spinning drums with slits that allowed the viewer to observe the subtly changing...
Wooden Wave

Wooden Wave

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: This exhibit looks a bit like a wooden xylophone.  It consists of a box with a top made of beautiful wooden slats.  Visitors twist one, or both, handles on the front of the box to make the slats undulate in a...
Rainbow Drums

Rainbow Drums

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet high (at highest point) Description: This exhibit consists of nine clear acrylic tubes ranging in height from 12 inches to 36 inches.  These tubes are arranged in a circle on a sturdy 3’ by 3’ by 12” platform.  Each tube has a...
Light Pendulum

Light Pendulum

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 40 inches high Description: This exhibit consists of a low table, coated with photosensitive paint.  Above the table, suspended by a copper frame, is a pendulum made from a flashlight with a uv bulb.  Visitors must crank a hand-powered...
Sand Table

Sand Table

Dimensions: 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 inches high Description: This exhibit is incredibly simple, yet mesmerizing.  It consists primarily of a board with holes drilled through it, and deeply colored sand to pour through it.  The board fits into a slot in the sand table...