These are some of our MANY interactive exhibits.
We've grown a lot in our 16 years!
Kids will watch in amazement as they insert plastic balls into the various openings of the AIR SORTER EXHIBIT, then delight with glee as the balls shoot through the assortment of hoses and finally pop out the maze of pipes. The more children work with the plastic balls and hoses, the better they become at determining how long it takes the balls to pop out. It's problem solving, predicting and cooperation at its best! Even the youngest child is learning about the power and capabilities of air and direction!
On one side of the AIR TOSS EXHIBIT children will insert plastic balls into vertical air chutes and be amazed as the balls shoot out into a catch basket. On the other side, they use air hoses to power a range of activities from pinwheels to pan pipes to inflatable balloons. Before they know it, they've learned about the characteristics of air and how it affects objects – yes, aerodynamics!
The exhibits were created for the Children's Museum by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
This exhibit was built in 1985 for use at chemical trade shows and highlighted many uses of LORD Chemical Products, and was a state of the art model train at that time. With the push of a button, you can watch the many trains go by the miniature shops, homes, signs and people in this town.
The new "Explore the History, Mystery and Magic of Magnets" exhibit has six interactive stations allowing children to see how magnets work, and explore various uses for them. The children can learn the basic properties of magnetism to find out what magnets attract, and what they repel. Other stations will show how magnets are used in everyday life. How do magnets help move things and how do they help us find our way?
Eriez Magnetics has produced magnetic equipment for the industry since 1942, and providing educational resources to area schools since 1992. This new educational exhibit is dedicated in memory of Bob and Betty Merwin, co-founders of Eriez Magnetics.