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.
|12:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess||Explore More Stuff|
|12:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|12:30 p.m.||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability||N/A|
|1:00 p.m.||Masters of Mimicry||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|2:30 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|3:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Zapped: An Electrifying Experience||Discovery Theatre|
|3:00 p.m.||Writing Like da Vinci||Da Vinci's Machines|
|3:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|3:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|4:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|4:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|4:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|7:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|Oct 21||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
|Jan 02||Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?|
|Jan 03||The da Vinci Bridge|
|Jan 03||Building da Vinci’s Machines|
|Jan 05||Air da Vinci|
|Jan 06||Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge|
|Jan 07||Writing Like da Vinci|
|Jan 11||Flying Monkeys|
|Jan 13||Rat Dissection|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jan 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Jan 29||Homeschool Day|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Feb 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Feb 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living|
|Feb 10||Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Mar 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Mar 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent|
|Apr 21||Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 06||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|