Buckle Up!

We turned automobiles inside out to explore the science, technology, engineering and math that makes them go in Vroom! A Car Adventure, now open at the Science Center! You won’t need a license to get hands on in this expansive new exhibition, developed and curated in-house by the Science Center’s Exhibits team. From a Tot Garage area for the youngest tinkerers to an exhibit that demonstrates how self-driving cars are able to see using a LIDAR sensor, Vroom! is sure to get every guest’s curiosity racing. Visit Vroom! now through September 2!

Strap in for a wild ride as you:

  • Tinker with aerodynamics and weight distribution while building a car to race on our giant Derby Dash ramps.

  • Test your reflexes and reaction time using a real drag-racing tree.

  • Race against Lenny, a robotic arm, to complete a circuit maze and learn about automation in car manufacturing.

  • Explore the "under the hood" mechanisms that help a car function, including pistons, shock absorbers, brakes and differentials.

  • Build a gear train and discover the role gears play in a car's transmission.

  • Investigate aerodynamics using our full-body augmented reality wall.

  • Experiment with force and motion on our giant "physics playground," complete with loop-the-loops, winding ramps and customizable magnetic tracks.

  • Create a personalized license plate rubbing to take home.

  • Design and draw your own car just like the professionals with our backlit tracing tables.

  • Discover how square wheels can roll smoothly on a specially-shaped road.

  • Practice your problem-solving skills at two giant "Rush Hour" puzzle game stations.

  • Play mechanic and change a tire, replace the oil, swap out a muffler and more in our immersive "Super Service Center" auto garage!

Check out the some of the buzz:

Momgineering the Future blogger: The Vroom Exhibit at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland Ohio is Tire-iffic!!!

Ohio.org: “ Vroom! Great Lakes Science Center’s car exhibit has an Akron-Canton bent

ThisIsCleveland: Vroom! At Great Lakes Science Center