Notion of Motion
Come and get a move on!
So much of science is rooted in the study of motion: from Galileo’s study of the motion of planets to the apple tree that led to Newton’s famed Laws of Motion. There are dynamic forces at work all around us—glimpsed in everything from the dramatic spin of an ice skater to the rotation of a hurricane.
Notion of Motion is a 1,250 square foot collection of interactive exhibits that explore every kind of motion, from the circular motion that underlies the solar system to oscillating pendulums and the motions that create art and music. Although they may seem simple, these hands-on exhibits offer guests of all ages a chance to explore the dynamic forces that define and shape so much of our universe.
Things to know and what to try:
Permission to explore makes discovery possible. Encourage your child’s curiosity about how things move!
Try asking open-ended questions that encourage observation, reflection, and new questions like, “what did you notice when _____?” or “what patterns did you notice?”
Join in the play and be curious alongside your child!
Special thanks to our Notion of Motion lead sponsors