‘Curiosity Carnival’ Opens Nov. 15 at Great Lakes Science Center

‘Curiosity Carnival’ Opens Nov. 15 at Great Lakes Science Center

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Great Lakes Science Center

Beginning November 15, visitors to the Great Lakes Science Center are invited to step right up for Curiosity Carnival, a special exhibition featuring amazing feats of science.

All the sights and sounds of the carnival, from the spectacles to the midway games, are based on science. This science center-created exhibition will take guests behind the curtain for an immersive, multi-sensory experience. Curiosity Carnival embodies the excitement and vibrancy of a carnival atmosphere while examining classic games, rides and experiences through a STEM lens.

Curiosity Carnival, which is included with general admission, features the following hands-on exhibits:

  • At Winging It, design and fold paper airplanes, then use an electric launcher to test them out at two large-scale, target galleries.
  • On the Midway, practice STEM-rooted strategies to maximize your chances of winning common carnival games.
  • Enjoy performances and demonstrations offering a sneak-peek at the science behind popular carnival acts.
  • Arrange fabric and props at a Colossal Kaleidoscope to explore how math and mirrors work together to create spectacular patterns.
  • “Juggle” the forces of physics at a Giant Mobile and create a unique, suspended sculpture.
  • Use physics and symmetry to successfully navigate a tabletop High Wire Challenge and discover how tightrope walkers keep their balance.
  • At Clowning Around, style a lion’s mane or a clown’s wig using magnets and iron filings.
  • Get creative with light and color at the Luminous Lite Brite.
  • Challenge your brain with a series of optical illusions.
  • Take a spin in Topsy Turvy Chairs and learn how they use weight and gravity to stay upright.
  • Practice your balancing act by finding and lowering your center of gravity on a Rolla Bolla board.

(The Science Center’s fall-winter schedule is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed on Mondays and during all Cleveland Browns daytime home games.)

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