Design, create and innovate in an all-new workshop for the maker in all of us
Think It Up is a exhibition experience with no explicit directions provided. Guests must rely on their own hands to experiment and solve problems.
Whether you prefer to DIY (do-it-yourself) or DIT (do-it-together), Think It Up is a place where innovation is fostered and anything is possible.
Walk on light sensors that make a sound when touched, and together collaborate to make music. Create your own visual art piece by touching and turning dials on a large LED light display.
Use a variety of found materials to make objects and release them into Flutter Tubes. Will they float to the ceiling or sink to the ground?
Don’t be fooled by the lack of strings on an otherwise traditional-looking Laser Harp. Run your hands through the open center of the harp to produce a sound. Turn the dial at the base of the harp to change the sound quality.
Try Line Wobblers, a game with no instructions and no rules. Learn to play using two joysticks, a strip of LED lights and hands-on experimentation.
Hop on the SideTrack to get a new perspective. Carved engravings and different textures provide inspiration as you move through the raised walkway.
Create something new using recycled materials, hot glue, scissors and other “junk." Take your creation home, put it on one of our “movers and shakers” to animate it or display it on the back wall. Or help decorate Dali, a 4-foot tall metal sculpture with open areas to apply materials.
Think It Up is a re-imagination of the popular Discovery Place Science exhibition of the same name formerly located on Level 2 of the Museum. Guests experiment and collaborate through new and updated fabrication stations and interactive experiences.
|9:00 a.m.||Tyrannosaurs Member Preview||Tyrannosaurs|
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Saurus: A Dino-Mite Spectacular||Discovery Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Meet the Prey||Explore More Life|
|11:00 a.m.||Wonders of the Arctic||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:00 p.m.||Healthy Smoothies||Explore More Me|
|12:30 p.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Saurus: A Dino-Mite Spectacular||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Wonders of the Arctic||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:45 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Tissue Paper Flowers||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Flying Monsters||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|3:00 p.m.||Superconductors||Explore More Stuff|
|3:00 p.m.||Saurus: A Dino-Mite Spectacular||Discovery Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Wonders of the Arctic||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||World Alive|
|3:30 p.m.||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour||Aquarium|
|Oct 21||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour|
|May 01||Tissue Paper Flowers|
|May 05||Meet the Prey|
|May 05||Healthy Smoothies|
|May 26||Tyrannosaurs Member Preview|
|Jun 01||Pet Rocks|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 02||Engineer in Residence Workshop: Computer Engineering|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 02||Farro Salad|
|Jun 02||Magnetic Field Sun Prints|
|Jun 02||Pigeon Dissections|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jun 05||Night at the IMAX: Flying Monsters|
|Jun 09||Year of the Engineer Celebration|
|Jun 15||Science on the Rocks: Dinosaur World|
|Jun 23||Day in the Life: Brain Day with Atrium Health|
|Aug 14||Homeschool Day|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Dec 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|