Puzzles, Shapes, and Things that Move

What has teeth but can’t smile? Can you solve a puzzle based on how shapes fit together? And what about a machine larger than you that creates a cacophony of sound and movement with the turn of a crank? Discover the ways that moving objects, unique shapes, and mind-bending puzzles can stretch your thought processes with this set of exhibits about movement, machines, and geometry.

Lariat Chain

A delicate steel chain dances and jitterbugs as it moves Learn More

Red Waves

A circular flag that spins and billows when turned from below Learn More


Create your own rollway designs and test them with a partner Learn More


A top-spinning exploration of movement and momentum Learn More

Spin Table

A gently-spinning table that encourages exploration with balls and disks Learn More

Resonant Pendulum

Resonant Pendulum Can you move a 3-ton rock with a piece of string? Learn More

Stairway Rollway

A long rollway on the Andy's Place stairs with sounds Learn More

Tower Clock

A historic clock becomes an exhibit about gears and the movement of a pendulum Learn More

TOYS: The Inside Story (an exhibition created by the Montshire)

Twelve exhibits about common toys and how they work Learn More


Trajectories Get the angle and force right, and send the ball through the basket Learn More

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