Your favorite science experiments supercharged and brought to life in explosive fashion!

The Science Interactives Gallery is a science playscape powered by you. Whether you’re an amateur scientist or just perpetually curious, you can hoist yourself up with pulleys, watch clouds form, knock down targets with blasts of concentrated air and engage in a spirited game of tug-of-war.

Use the Cloud Rings interactive to create clouds that rise to the ceiling. Take on your family, friends or entire class and singlehandedly beat them in a game of tug-of-war with the help of fulcrums and levers. Take a seat and pull yourself 11 feet into the air using a system of pulleys. Arm yourself with an air cannon to turn pinwheels, knock over targets or create your own wind tunnel. Plus, watch a tornado form in a 13-foot vortex chamber, customize your own rocket cone and test its aerodynamics and see your body in a whole new way with our infrared camera.

Science Live! Stage Shows on the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage

Join us every Saturday and Sunday as we bring science to life! Science Live! Stage Shows explore scientific concepts such as electricity, chemistry, and physics in easily understandable (and often explosive) ways. From objects frozen solid and brittle in liquid nitrogen, to a fireball you can actual feel the heat off of, the shows are extreme in all the best ways.

The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage is located in CMC’s Museum of Natural History & Science. Science Live! shows are included with general admission and occur Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.