Blood Brook Loop
A half-mile trail along the lagoon
Many plants are beautiful to us, even if we don't know what they are. But, when you think you might be standing in poison ivy, it's time to think like a botanist. Learn how to do just that at this set of five exhibits about botany.
Control the flow of air through a fine powder, carving channels that twist, turn, and branch.
Make a wall of colored bubble film.
Bubble Pipe Blowers
Blow bubbles using a piece of plastic pipe
Make bubbles of all shapes and sizes—one of our most popular exhibits
Imagine the anatomy of the molten underworld, in a cross-section, watching how a volcano forms and collapses as you control the airflow.
An area of Science Park for watery exploration and discovery
Polarized light and the colors it can reveal
Colored filters change the apparent color of what we!re viewing
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.