Kids Will Be Moved At New Exhibit

September 14, 2009
Kids will do what kids do best -- move -- at a new exhibit that opens September 19 at the Children's Museum of Houston.

Kids will do what kids do best -- move -- at a new exhibit that opens September 19 at the Children's Museum of Houston.

 A new inter-active exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Houston will have kids dancing to create a dazzling light show of colors, and experimenting with wave patterns in activities like the RippleTank and Wind Over Water.

The exhibit, which debuts September 19, will move kids in ways they never thought possible. They will learn how the environment and movement work hand in hand.
They’ll see animals fly, jump, swim and crawl, at Animals in Motion 

Kids will also get to use a computer kiosk to control the speed of videos for different animal motions, including frogs, owls, otters, cheetahs, kangaroos, hummingbirds, snakes, and dolphins.

 Magnets will be moved in different patterns to and a giant pendulum will swing to investigate the unpredictability of chaotic motion.  Kids also will be allowed to demonstrate movement by crafting a piece of art to take home, using two side-by-side pendulums to create Swinging Art.

 Or, they can experiment with speed by using rolling cars and interchangeable rear wheels and race them down a long ramp with an adjustable incline.

 Noticing the effects of movement in the environment is a key factor in Cool Moves: the Artistry of Motion.  Experience what happens when you place your hand into the middle of a mini-tornado made of swirling misty water, and notice the changes in wind speed and the motion of the tornado.

The exhibit truns through January 24, 2010.

The Childrens Museum of Houston houses 14 new exhibit galleries of innovative bilingual learning programs for kids ages birth to 12 years. The Children’s Museum is located at 1500 Binz in Houston’s Museum District.

Admission s $7 per person and $6 for seniors ages 65 and older.

Free Family Nights are offered Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. courtesy of The Wortham Foundation, Inc. and Kathrine McGovern and the late John P. McGovern, M.D.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit or call (713) 522-1138. .

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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