Kinetic Energy

Balls bounce, roll, and make sounds in these motion-based exhibits

These whimsical contraptions illustrate the conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy. Rube Goldberg would be proud! The Montshire has two kinetic energy machine exhibits; Fred Crusade created the larger of the two (on the second floor) that is powered by visitors turning the crank, and George Rhoads created a kinetic sculpture called “Odyssey of the Spheres” that is self-powered, on exhibit on the first floor.