For a short introduction to a few of our over 200 exhibits at the Discovery Center, watch the 4 minute video below:
Air Brake Chair
Using pulleys you can lift your own weight 6 feet in the air with very little effort in our air brake chair. This exhibit has always been a favorite at the Discovery Center, as visitors line up for their turn to pull their own weight off of the ground.
Once up in the air, there is always a little apprehension to just let go of the rope. However, this exhibit not only demonstrates how pulleys help you to lift heavy loads, but also how simple "wings" on a fly wheel help to slow your descent through resistance in the air. Without these wings, the chair would fall quickly back to the ground. With the wings pushing against the air the movement of the chair back down is slow and smooth.
You can view the whole air brake chair experience by watching the short video below!
Freddy's Discovery Market
Visit Freddy's Discovery Market, where little ones are encouraged to explore, imagine and discover through cooperative play learning valuable life skills, for 5 and under.