Great Lakes Science Center has created activity-filled weekends in July for Beyond Rubik’s Cube, the traveling exhibition currently on view. Solve-it Summer Weekends will feature Rubik’s Cube-inspired activities and programs for the whole family.
“Beyond Rubik’s Cube,” a 7,000-square-foot exhibition that celebrates 40 years of the world’s best-selling puzzle toy will run through September 7 at Great Lakes Science Center. This new family-friendly exhibition invites guests to examine why a small cube became and remains a phenomenon that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds and allows them to tap into their own creativity through highly interactive physical and digital challenges.
Solve-It Summer Weekends and “Beyond Rubik’s Cube” are free with paid admission to the Science Center. The schedule for July’s Solve-it Summer Weekends can be found on www.GreatScience.com and below:
July 11 – 12 Celebrate
Celebrate the birthday of Rubik’s Cube inventor, Ernö Rubik, with representatives from various Hungarian organizations, music by Harmonia and Steve Hegedeus, and dancers including the Hungarian Scout Ensemble. The celebration continues all weekend with life-size chess and checkers games, Hungarian-inspired make-and-take activities and a giant birthday card that guests can sign. Free Hungarian pastries will be available while supplies last. In honor of Ernö Rubik’s Hungarian heritage, the Science Center café will feature a chicken paprikash special.
July 18 – 19 Play
The fun and games continue with a huge, human Pac-Man game where guests can navigate their way through a maze while trying not to get caught by a ghost. Danny Vegh’s Home Entertainment will be on hand with Danny Vegh himself, two ping pong tables, demonstrations and a chance to win one of the tables. Guests can try their hand at table tennis, learn about the science of this popular game or choose to play from a collection of classic arcade games, specially brought to the Science Center for this weekend only. Throughout the weekend the Science Center will also host a speed-cubing competition showcasing the talents of the area’s best speed-cubers.
July 25 – 26 Invent
Guests can build their own robot and compete against other robots in a big robot showdown. Visitors can try virtual reality headsets, enjoy hands-on games and see how underwater robots work. The sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade students from the Science Center’s Great Science Academy program will share their technology-inspired science projects.
A special performance by the dancing Rockin’ Robots will take place on Saturday, July 25 at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m. A meet-and-greet with The Rockin’ Robots will take place after the performance on both days.
“Beyond Rubik’s Cube” was created by Liberty Science Center with Lead Creative Partner Google and the Cube’s Hungarian inventor, Ernő Rubik, with generous support from Google, Government of Hungary, Bank of America, Rubiks Brand Ltd, and Ernst & Young LLP. All Rubik’s trademarks are exclusively licensed by Rubiks Brand Ltd – www.rubiksbrand.com.