Explorables: Hovercrafts and Feeling Pressured

Saturday, July 21, 2018 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Gallery 4

Included with museum admission.

Note: Capacity is very limited; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join Explorables volunteers in two air-focused activities inspired by the Inflatable exhibition.

Hovercrafts
Make your own mini-hovercraft with a CD and balloon, and watch it sail across the floor on a cushion of air.

Feeling Pressured
Feel the squeeze caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. Use an extra-large garbage bag and a vacuum cleaner with a hose for a breathtaking experience.

CAUTION: This activity requires adult supervision. Participants must be 15 years or older and weigh 100 lbs. or more.


Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.