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.
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|11:30 a.m.||Musical Tesla Coil||Discovery Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:00 p.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Imprint Fossils||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Musical Tesla Coil||Discovery Theatre|
|2:00 p.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Rainforest Balcony|
|3:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|Apr 24||Musical Tesla Coil|
|Apr 24||Imprint Fossils|
|Apr 25||Make & Mingle: Modern Wooden Planter|
|Apr 27||Celebrity Bug-Eating Contest|
|Apr 27||Arthropod Day|
|Apr 27||Day in the Life: Lab Sciences|
|Apr 27||Cool Chemistry|
|Apr 27||Hot n Cold with Galileo Galilei|
|Apr 27||Farro Salad|
|May 01||Meet a Bug|
|May 01||Agar Plates|
|May 01||Hover Board|
|May 01||Tissue Paper Flowers|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|May 17||Science on the Rocks: Winter Is Here|
|May 18||A Day in the Life: Nurses|
|Jun 01||Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks Member Preview|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jul 16||Think & Drink: The Science of Sleep|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Oct 29||National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Designed by Nature|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|