Our newest special exhibit, Vroom! A Car Adventure is burnin' rubber! From our huge Physics Playground to our hands-on "Car Care Center," it has something for guests of all ages. But, don't just take our word for it!
Let us introduce you to Kristen from Momgineering the Future! She's a Northeast Ohio engineer by trade, a writer by love and a wife and mother by fate. Prior to becoming a stay at home mother, Kristen worked for more than seven years as a quality engineer for Toyota's manufacturing headquarters in North America. She specifically worked as a material quality and customer quality engineer. Kristen recently visited Great Lakes Science Center's new exhibit Vroom! A Car Adventure. Check out at her unique perspective originally posted on her blog.
The Vroom! Exhibit at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland Ohio is Tire-iffic!
The did it again – they created another outstanding, fun and educational exhibit for kids and adults alike to explain how automobiles are designed, manufactured and serviced. is excellent!
Other fun areas included Tots Garage and the Aerodynamics wall. There are two areas for designing and racing your own vehicle – one designed for toddlers called and another area with wooden pieces and tires for bigger kids and adults. At the aerodynamics wall, my children could visually see how air flows around various shaped objects. My oldest found it interesting that vehicle designers evaluate the aerodynamics of vehicles for fuel efficiency (so they don’t need as much gas).
You can also test your skills and speed against an , which is a duplicate used in the automotive factories. My children laughed so hard at the celebratory dance after each time the robot won!
The area that I personally enjoyed the most was section. This area had an example of airless tires and the LiDar sensor that is used to help self-driving cars navigate.