Discovery Center: Exhibit: Inside Story about Toys
Discovery Center: New Exhibit Opening: Inside Story about Toys
Please see the press release detailing the opening of the newest traveling exhibit at the Don Harrington Discovery Center this Friday and Saturday.
New Exhibition Reveals Inside Story about Toys Amarillo, Texas- May 18, 2021- If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love Toys: The Inside Story. Visitors to the Don Harrington Discovery Center will be among the first in the country to see this new exhibition beginning Friday, May 28, 2021. Toys includes 12 different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and lets visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits. Jack Gets Out of His Box gives visitors a close-up view of the cam combination that frees our hero “Jack,” while elsewhere we unmask the amazing collection of switches, cams and motors that make Elmo® dance and Mr. Machine® run. Many of the exhibits are free-form and open-ended: Gears at Play illustrates the effects of gear ratios as visitors figure out how to spin ballerinas and a carousel, while the Jeepers Peepers challenge at the pulley table may take a little experimentation to solve. The exhibition was developed by the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vt., with funding from a National Science Foundation grant awarded to seven museums across the country that comprise TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits at Museums of Science).
The exhibit open through September 12, 2021.Toys: The Inside Story opens to the public on Friday May 28th, from 9:30am-4:30pm. Discovery Center Members are invited to a members-only exploration on Saturday morning May 29th from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Donuts and coffee will be served. For information on how to join the DHDC as a Member and enjoy perks such as exhibit previews, visit dhdc.org/become-a-member. The Don Harrington Discovery Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday from Noon-4:30pm. Starting on May 31st, the DHDC will also be open on Mondays from 9:30am-4:30pm. Admission and visitor information is available at discoverycenteramarillo.org/plan-your-visit/.Inquiries and interview requests regarding this new exhibit should be directed to Shanna Collins, Marketing Coordinator, at 806-355-9547 ext.120 or by emailing email@example.com.
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