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All Aboard! The Science of Trains
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 19, 2018
The Science Center’s newest temporary special exhibition, All Aboard!, is free with paid general admission and runs November 3, 2017 through February 19, 2018. It allows rail fans of all ages to get a closer look at the world of the railroads from locomotives to cabooses, through hands-on exhibits and the rail history of Cleveland.
Exhibit experiences, in collaboration with the Midwest Railway Preservation Society, will include the technical wonder of locomotives, the science and engineering of rail transportation, authentic local artifacts and Cleveland railroad history.
Little engineers will enjoy the creative play toddler area with a selection of wooden train sets, a display of HO scale model train bridges on loan from a local expert builder, and an actual Plymouth switcher locomotive located outside the Science Center’s main entrance.
Interactive carts explaining everything from MagLev trains, to superconductors and levitation, as well as energy and fuel will be interspersed throughout the exhibition.
A ride-on Dominion Energy Train is being custom built by Cleveland-based Christopher Machine Shop for the Science Center. Guests of all ages will enjoy chugging around the exhibition area on this unique ride (also included with general admission).
A Community build area, with a plentiful supply of wooden tracks, trains, and landscape pieces, will allow you to build with guests who come before and after you in this community-constructed railroad layout.
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