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Discovery House "Light Box" With great fanfare during the “Grand Reopening” celebrations, the Museum of Arts and Sciences relaunched its distinctive Discovery House, the interactive museum for children, which offers new excitement for Kids of All Ages!

The area was closed for almost three months while new exhibits were being installed and existing stations updated.

Visitors are greeted at the entrance by Ziggy, the Museum’s 40 million-year-old whale fossil, and the “Gesturing Woman” by Viola Frey, scholar and artist known for her larger-than-life, colorfully glazed clay sculptures.

Once you’re past Ziggy, “Gesturing Woman,” and the Polar Bear in the main floor’s Parlor, a ride on the elevator opens up entirely new experiences.

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Human Gyroscope The Human Gyroscope in the Museum’s lobby is just one of the many new interactive exhibits the Museum of Arts and Sciences acquired recently from the former Fort Discovery National Science Center in Augusta. Recently purchased from the National Science Foundation, the Human Gyroscope is a fun and exhilarating immersive experience that gives riders a sense of weightlessness.

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Opened in conjunction with and in celebration of Georgia’s 2nd Annual “Careers in Energy Week” was an exploration that demonstrated how energy makes change possible.

SPARKS: Understanding Energy, an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, explored many forms of energy with special emphasis on the science of electricity. The exhibition included demonstrations of radiant, thermal, gravitational, mechanical, chemical and electrical energy for visitors of all ages.

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The inclusion of more than 400 diverse pieces of Georgia folk pottery and contemporary ceramics in its Permanent Collection places the Museum of Arts and Sciences in the appropriate context of being the state’s leading institutional collector of regional ceramicists.

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Printmaking is an exciting mixture of artists and processes. Georgia artist Art Werger, chair and professor of printmaking at Ohio University in Athens, thrives in the technical complexities of print media.

His etchings and monotypes in the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Permanent Collection include aerial views of suburbs and cities, narrative figurative scenes, underwater swimmers, and natural landscapes. Many are included in the Art Werger: The Graphic Narrative exhibition, now on display at the Museum through January 13, 2013.

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