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Girl pulling on gravity machine. New Exhibits
Check out our eight new exhibits that arrived in December. Three of these are: a pinball table in which you can create your own path; a simple machine using a lever and fulcrum to lift the Guinness Book of World Records; and a scale where you can balance shapes using math skills.

Initials DS displayed on a light bright The Black Room

Explore a room where light is used in many ways: create a design on the huge lite bright; be amazed by the glow of fluorescent rocks; design a colored shadow on the wall; make a path across the light maze and light up a star; and play with a variety of objects that fluoresce under a light.

Child playing in The Nest The Nest
An interactive place where our youngest visitors can be engaged in using creative manipulatives. New playthings are added often.

Children racing solar cars Solar Cars
Test the latest exhibit, winner of the People’s Choice Award given at the Penn State Engineering Expo. Pick a car, race a friend, and see how solar panels work. 

Dig It
Dig for replica human bones. Identify what they are by matching them with pictures. Answer some interesting questions about bones and earn a sticker.
Child playing in Dig It Dig area

Learn about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

Geology rock displayPhillipsburg Elementary girls examine rocks


The night sky is ever changing, and our scientific understanding of its phenomena is constantly evolving. ViewSpace is an internet-fed, self-updating exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. The viewer sees into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of inspiring and educational presentations of the latest and most beautiful in astronomy and space-based earth science.