A set of outdoor exhibits on the Ridge Trail and Blood Brook Loop
North Woods - Temperatures
See the difference in the temperature underground and 25 feet in the air!
North Woods Bridge Viewer
Far becomes near with this telescopic viewer on the North Woods Bridge
Numerals of the World
A large clock in the center of the museum with several kinds of numerals noting the time
View the surrounding environment from high above the museum building
A scale model of the solar system that is over a mile long
A visually-stunning exhibition modeling the dynamics of planetary change
Angled mirrors can create what appear to be complex shapes from ordinary objects
Pressure Fountain (seasonal)
Create fountains of your own design with pressurized water and snap- together piping
A circular flag that spins and billows when turned from below
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.