The Museum of Science is launching its 2theXtreme: MathAlive! Exhibit tomorrow within the Nichols Gallery. Included for free with general admission to the museum, the special exhibit will feature hands-on, interactive exhibits that help bring math to life.
The 2theXtreme: MathAlive! Exhibit will consist of six themed sections that help show how math is used every day in real life situations. These sections include: “Build Your World,” “Outdoor Action,” “Kickin’ It,” “Future Style,” “Robotics and Space” and “Game Plan.” In these exhibits, visitors can see how math is used in sports, video games, music, entertainment, design, space, robotics and more. Three math-loving virtual guides known as the BotZ will help guide visitors through the mathematical concepts.
In addition to this temporary exhibit, which will only be available through December 28th, the Museum of Science will also be opening its Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body and its Animals Without Passports exhibits on May 25. The Grossology exhibit is an interactive look into the human body. Nigel Nose-It-All, the Burp Machine and Urine The Game are all exhibits that visitors can explore. The Animals Without Passports exhibit takes a closer look at the annual journey of the humpback whale as it travels the nearly 3,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean.
Permanent exhibits at the Museum of Science include A Bird’s World, Beyond the X-Ray, Bradford Washburn: The Man Behind the Lens, Butterfly Garden, Cahners CompterPlace, Catching the Wind, Conserve @ Home, Cosmic Light, Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic, Discovery Center, Energized!, Hall of Human Life, Innovative Engineers, Investigate!, Live Animal Care Center, Making Models, Mapping the World Around Us, Math Moves!, Nanotechnology, Natural Mysteries, New England Habitats, Science in the Park, Seeing is Deceiving, Take a Closer Look, The Light House, The Rock Garden, To the Moon, WeatherWise and Weens Animal Sculptures.
The Museum of Science is open seven days per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday through Thursday and from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Fridays from January 1 through July 4 and from September 2 through December 31. The hours are extended until 7:00 Saturday through Thursday from July 5 through Labor Day. Admission to the Exhibit Halls is $23 per adult, $21 for seniors (60+) and $20 for children (3-11). Admission to the Planetarium is an additional $10 per adult, $9 for seniors and $8 for children.