Wondering what you'll do and see while you're here? We've put together this assortment of highlights. Our visitors routinely rank these as the most popular things to do and see. Use the sorter on the left to select the best for you.
Things to Do and See
Be an Engineer on the Massive Baldwin 60000 Locomotive
All aboard! Steam is building and rising from the top of the Baldwin 60000 Locomotive. It’s ready to leave the station. Next stop: Learning!
Build a Mars Rover using K'Nex
Will your rover be tough enough to navigate the harsh terrain on Mars?
Build a Structure to Survive the Next Big Quake
Build a structure and test your design against minor, moderate, and major earthquakes.
Crawl Through Magma
Become the forces under our feet that move our Earth.
Deliver a Weather Forecast on TV
Driving rains, heavy snow, extreme heat—step "on camera" and deliver a live TV weather report that impacts people's lives.
Experiment with River Flow at the Stream Table
Observe the flow of water as you build land formations and add objects to discover how the flow will adjust and change in response to the environment.
Fire a Model Neuron
Neurons communicate through a series of electrical and chemical reactions. Now you can send a signal and fire a neuron to see how information passes from one neuron to another.
Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life
The exhibition features more than 200 stunning artifacts; most never-before-seen and recently gathered from private collectors in Mongolia, Azerbaijan, and the United States. Jewels, silk robes, ceramics, religious relics and weaponry, including one of the world’s earliest guns, and a sword carried by one of Marco Polo’s guards.
Scale the 18-foot-tall neural climb!
Two gold and silver reliquaries, containing bones from the 1st and 13th century, that are believed to belong to Saint Peter, Saint Paul, and several other saints. Look through the window to see the relics inside. The Church believes the holiness that was embodied in that person while they were alive is still present in their remains.