109 Degrees Below Zero
109.3° below zero F is colder than the lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States, but that's how cold the dry ice in this exhibit is!
A T. Rex Named Sue
May 17–September 7, 2014 No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE—the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.
Shows patterns of air movement on a landscape of sand.
A cannon which can shoot a puff of air all the way across a room.
A labyrinth powered by air
Race two balls in this air-powered challenge
An Andy's Place tower with exhibits about air
Nine separate exhibit components demonstrate the complexity and beauty of moving air.
A special area scaled to size for visitors five and under and their caregivers
Animal Signs Kiosk
A sampling of the kinds of signs left behind by animals on the trails
This is a module consisting of 4 exhibit stations with a central bench. Ball Floaters is extraordinarily simple in concept; a blower moves air through a pipe and out through two or three clear tubes connected with “T”s. Small foam balls can be balanced on the airstream coming out of the tubes, so that they float. With some experimentation, visitors discover how to get the balls to drop down into one tube and pop out of another, to balance more than one on a stream of air, and to balance halfway up the clear tube.
The exhibit is fun, and visitors leave with a sense of how air can be directed and manipulated, and the effect of that manipulation on objects in the path of the moving air.