Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

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

Join us for three activities that play with motion.

An art form developed in the 19th century, crankies employ simple mechanisms to hand-crank paper scrolls that result in moving images. Grab a milk carton and scroll and craft your own moving panorama.

Make a Victorian-era toy that spins two pictures into a single image with the help of string and persistence of vision.

Make a zoetropic pinwheel that, with the aid of a mirror, creates a distinct animation when spun.

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.