Kids get to experiment and experience interactive exhibits while exploring kid-friendly engineering and design concepts
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You'd be forgiven for mistaking The Works—an interactive science and engineering museum—for a funhouse. Between its explorable maze of light, sound, and obstacles and its build your own K'Nex cars, the sounds of laughter are much more prevalent here than the hushed footsteps you might expect at a typical museum. Fun and education simply aren't mutually exclusive here, which can be seen in the way lessons on physics and engineering creep into hands-on exhibits.
But nothing sums up the museum better than its philosophy on letting kids "make stuff, break stuff, and make it better!" To keep up their end of the deal, the museum staff hosts items like the K'Nex Ball Machine—a 23-foot tall sculpture made from more than 100,000 K'Nex pieces—that inspires kids to make their own creations.