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.
Join the community, Museum members, volunteers, and staff at the Museum of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, February 15, for a day of Furry Family Fun!
Mammals of all ages are invited to come enjoy a full day of events. Museum visitors can meet the newest members of the Museum’s mammal family, quiz our experts, play games, create art, and taste some interesting treats at our Road Side Café.
There will be special presentations, as well as demonstrations by the Macon Police Department Canine Unit in the Museum’s Auditorium and many other special guests in the main lobby, including the following:
One of the greatest discoveries since the T-Rex—a 48-foot long snake that weighs in at 2,500 pounds—Titanoboa is the largest snake known to science and the longest in world history to date!
This giant serpent was seen as part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition entitled, Titanoboa: Monster Snake, on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences beginning September 7, 2013. Originally scheduled to end on January 25, the Titanoboa: Monster Snake exhibition was extended until February 2, 2014.
The exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile and features a full-length documentary on the historic discovery of Titanoboa, and other fascinating, entertaining and educational information.
The Story of Apollo, an exhibition of selected space-related items from the extensive collection of local resident Rob Sumowski, is on display in the Newberry Hall science gallery immediately adjacent to the entrance of the Mark Smith Planetarium.
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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