First Floor

Home to several permanent science exhibits

Science On a Sphere®
Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a six foot diameter sphere that looks basically like a very large globe. Science On a Sphere® helps illustrate Earth System science. SOS can display global storms, track tsunami waves, realtime weather and it can also be made to display planets, moons, and even the sun!

sos – 8 photos

Honey Bee Observation Hive
Have you ever wondered how bees make honey or what a hive looks like from the inside? Wonder no more! The Imagination Station is home to an exhibit hive of live bees! Made from wood with two Plexiglass viewing windows, museum patrons can see first hand why we say "as busy as a bee."


Physics Fun
This interactive area is where kids (and adults) can learn about mechanical Physics. Gravity is defied by lifting 100lb weights with ease using pulleys, levers and inclines. See if you can beat a cheetah on "Race the Wild." Learn how the angle of reflection of a mirror can fool the eye and create amazing effects.