Last night, I had the opportunity to preview Science City, the newest installation at the San Antonio Children’s Museum. The exhibit features six stations that help kids to think like scientists.
Science City is a permanent exhibit and will open to the public on March 5. It is the museum’s fourth new installation in less than three years.
My almost-four year old daughter liked the Stability Station the best. Here, kids design structures out of blocks and then test them to see if they can withstand an earthquake.
My daughter also enjoyed the Circuit Center, an area where kids learn about the process of conductivity and how to open and close circuits.
Fly Zone seemed popular with many of the other kids at the preview event. Children (ok, and adults too) play with wind and see how the shape, weight, and balance of objects affect how high or fast they move. E. and I constructed a balloon-type object out of a few paper bags and sent it into the wind tunnel. My daughter was thrilled to see her creation take-off!
If you’d like to check-out Science City with the help of a museum staff memeber, consider visiting the museum on a Saturday in March and April at 11:00 a.m. You’ll enjoy a guided exploration of the exhibit until noon.
Note: I received dinner, admission to the museum, and free valet parking. If you’re planning a PR event in downtown San Antonio, offer free valet parking. It was awesome. I was not asked to write about the exhibit on my blog. All opinions are my own.