Ready Player FUN

Saturday, September 22, 2018


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Celebrate your love of video games! We explore the scientific concepts behind old school, new school and everything in between to help you become a better gamer! All activities and demonstrations are included with general admission.

Angry Avian Demonstration
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     12:15 p.m.          
Help our scientists uncover the secrets behind hitting a video game target. We’ll use historic devices such as catapults and trebuchets to launch objects across the room. Help us figure out the best angle to win!

Game On Science Show
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     2:15 p.m.
Scientists with superhuman strength? Players with power? We pull out all the stops to explore what makes video games so popular. Join us as we experiment with the science behind the best battles and the most epic challenges.

DIY Paraglider
Location: Mezzanine, Level 3
Time:      11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some of the most iconic video games require landing on small targets from extreme heights. How accurately can you design and engineer a glider? Build a glider and let it soar more than 60 feet to the targets.

Catapult Craze
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Create your own catapult using recycled and reused materials and launch an object into enemy territory. Test your design using various materials. Can you launch your object farther? Higher? What happens if you want to launch a heavier object?

Cleveland Creates Zone Takeover
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m.               
Our favorite maker-space, the Cleveland Creates Zone, gets a makeover with new activities! Create a new cap for Kirby as you use tape and material to make a new hat. Use LEGO bricks to explore pixel art, and build a tower, tunnel, or video game inspired maze. Take a photo with your creations and share it with us!

Makey Makey Dance Dance
Location:  BioMedTech Gallery, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get hands-on with electricity and learn about Makey Makey technology as you explore our homemade Dancing Game. Did you hit the beat?

Pixel Art Flip Book
Location:  Wintergarden, Lower Level
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make a simple drawing come to life and learn about animation.

Location:  Wintergarden, Lower Level
Time:     11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
We’re hosting a video game themed dance off! Show us your best moves!

Tadpole Travel
Location:  Polymer Funhouse, ages 7 and younger
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Young scientists get in the action while hopping across obstacles and learning the basics behind how a series of steps is required to complete a task.