Founded on the principle that curious, creative community learns together, the Scott Family Amazeum ignites the imagination of children and families with interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities and experiences that allow for hands-on exploration and discovery.
The Scott Family Amazeum's interactive exhibits, unique "pop-up" activities, and zinglets (ask a play facilitator) are inspired by the landscape, culture, and innovative spirit of the region. Each experience and activity enable discovery and learning through play. The Amazeum also hosts traveling exhibits from across the country.
Tape and Tunnels: Ordinary Materials, Extraordinary Uses | June 2 to October 21
You'll be amazed at what can be done with packing tape! This exhibit stretches the boundaries of one of the most utilitarian materials. Come climb, crawl, scoot, and slide through a collection of interconnected sculptures created completely of packing tape. See the Amazeum from a whole new vantage point 12 feet off the ground in a completely clear tunnel of tape.
Curious Contraptions | June 2 to September 3
In a world where digital amazements are everywhere, these quirky, intricate, hand-crafted mechanical marvels bring back a time when analog ruled. The collection of automata in Curious Contraptions, our new traveling exhibit, shows the creative interplay between simple mechanisms and skilled craftsmanship. Each automata is a masterpiece of creative thought and execution as the cams, gears, cranks, and other simple machines combine in a movable sculpture that moves a character through a short, often humorous, story. Curious Contraptions features exhibits from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and Science Projects in London, England.
video courtesy of the Exploratorium
Pop-Up Adventure Playground | June 11 to August 4
Remember the days when you jumped on your bicycle, rounded up the kids in the neighborhood, dug through each other’s garage for boxes, rope, blankets, wood scraps, or anything that you could use to build with, found a vacant lot or friendly backyard and started constructing? You hung the “no adults allowed” sign up and created a whole community, just you and your friends.
Those days are back June 11 through August 4, when we turn our backyard into a Pop-Up Adventure Playground for kids of all ages. We’ll have all kinds of materials available for building whatever kids imagine. Make plans to join us for 100% certified, organic, free-range play . . . just like the old days.
Pop-Up Adventure Playground hours:
Monday 10 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pop-Up Adventure Playground will close when weather conditions warrant.
Admission to Pop-Up Playground is included in daily admission or membership.
Eat Well, Play Well | October 30 to January 20, 2019
Explore nutrition and fitness in this interactive exhibit that encourages healthy living by teaching the science of healthy food choices. In Eat Well, Play Well, families discover what a serving size looks like and what it really takes to burn calories, as well as test their flexibility and balance and learn how to reduce their risk of disease by making healthy choices.
Magnificent Me | November 3 to April 1, 2019
The human body is filled with systems. Like a magnificent machine, our body automatically performs thousands of functions each day. Magnificent Me is an interactive exhibit that opens up the body to explore muscles and bones, heart and lungs, brain and nerves, digestive and other systems that keep us alive and well. Inside Magnificent Me, you can pump a heart, stretch intestines, manipulate bones, and more. Interactive exhibits explore the blood, guts, bones, brains, senses, and amazing mechanisms that make us, well us.