""This was actually designed and built by the
The exhibit is meant to get young children interested in the properties of water. Displays include the "geyser," in which children pump a handle up to the maximum reading on a meter and then shoot water up to 30 feet in the air. There's also a whirlpool, where kids can watch balls get sucked into a vortex, and the "laminar jet," which pushes balls through a tube and suspends them in the air.
"(They)learn through play," Thompson said. "And it's a good thing for the hot
Splash Factory! will be at the museum all summer long. A combination ticket (
"Everything in it is a scale model," he said of the Planes, Trains exhibit. "So there's not any fantasy cars. Everything exists."
Thompson spent the latter part of last week putting the Splash Factory! exhibit together and then training the volunteers on how to help the kids play with it.
"It's really engineered pretty well," he said. "Those guys are all really smart guys. They're all industrial designers."
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