Get Charged Up
Located on Level 2, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Gallery
See what happens when you put your hands on science.
Humans are naturally curious and the science of observation helps us understand the natural world around us – how things work and why.
Bed of Nails
Press a balloon down on a bed of nails. Will it pop? No! With more than 1,000 nails, each nail supports only a fraction of the pressure so the nails won't hurt pop the balloon.
Learn how levers give us a mechanical advantage in this giant game of tug-of-war. It's not about how hard you pull the rope, but where.
Go for a ride in one of our three pulley chairs.
Experiment with a prism to split white light into its different wavelengths and combine them to form different colors.
Experience the invisible forces of electromagnetism as objects move before your very eyes.
Build your own circuit and explore the science behind basic electrical components, voltage, current, polarity and Ohm’s Law.