From the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the skyscrapers and suspension bridges of modern day, humans have strived to build structures that withstand the forces of time and nature. Examine the science behind construction, and learn how structures are built to last.
Mini Shake Table
Build your own structures and see if they would stand up to the test of an earthquake.
Feel the shaking of an earthquake—and learn how to prepare for a real one!
Play this fun computer game to investigate the ways you can save energy at home.
See live demonstrations to learn about materials and their characteristics. Knowing the limits of substances can help builders determine what to use to create a lasting structure.
Visit the Science Center's conservation-oriented Claymation family in the Creative World gallery.