The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has opened “K’nex: Building Thrill Rides,” a special exhibit that enables young visitors to explore the science, math, and technology behind amusement park thrill rides. Kids can find out the angular velocity of the Blender Ride as it spins about the center post, and more.
K’nex Brands is displaying models made solely from K’nex rods and connectors. The models ranges from a rollercoaster measuring more than 10 feet tall to six-foot Ferris wheel and a variety of swing rides from three to 10 feet. In addition to the exhibit, the museum will feature activities and K’nex and Kid K’nex for kids ages 6 and up and ages 3-5, respectively. The exhibit will run at this location until May 6.