Running Now till September 7th, this exhibit is a complete hands on experience that you and your family will not want to miss!
Discovery Science Center, This place just gets kids!
From the live show that includes audience participation teaching the core philosophy of the show including the variables, conclusions, hypothesis behind a test which is performed live , to the many hands on tests you and your kids can perform to debunk or confirm their outcomes. Of course those outcomes all can differ due to variables which we learned, each one of our reactions, actions and abilities create variables so no two experiment will be alike. This is a must see and do for boys and girls alike. Having an adult makes it even more fun. I recommend it for ages 8 and up for it does take a bit of patience and problem solving to understand some of the tasks though Many are very simple to perform too so there is something for everyone. My daughter is almost 7 with high functioning ASD and was able to participate in several of the exhibits.
I can only imagine this exhibit must get very busy, so plan to attend accordingly upon opening in the morning or in the week.
The live show had loud noises (paint ball gun shots) that was an issue for my girl, be aware. Pick your seating accordingly to exit easily if there is an issue with sounds.
Tons of hands on things to do, with lots of eye catching stimulation. Nothing with loud noises or scary explosions within the exhibit area itself.
Self guided, at your own pace. Easy to follow directions and expected outcomes using T.V monitors to assist visually in some cases.
Overall my ASD child had no major issues other than NOT wanting to leave! But did great when we did, giving her a few extra minutes is all it takes.
My daughter did fairly well with this event, enjoying the comparison to the running through the rain and walking (autism and water, her element) and the flying of the airplane,controlling the car and roadway. She enjoyed watching others working out the exhibits as well. Again she is not yet 7 so this may have played a factor and we have never been to the Science center before so she was super excited to go explore the rest of the building, which she LOVED!
I would like to thank the Discovery Science Center for having us, we had a wonderful time today.
I received tickets to attend the event preview , all opinions and photographs are my own.