Simple Machines at Play

Humans have always looked for better ways to do things.

Simple Machines at Play explores six special mechanical devices — the simple machines — that have transformed our world by letting us do more work with less effort. While simple machines are used to make work easier, in this expansive outdoor exhibit they’re the basis for play too! You’ll climb, race, lift and slide — moving your body and engaging your mind on the way to a better understanding of these transformative inventions.

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