Explore How Things Move “From Here to There” at Science Museum

January 25, 2023

From Here to There mom and two kids

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea, and air at “From Here to There”, a new traveling exhibit open from January 28, 2023 through May 7, 2023 at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Visitors can lift, launch, and levitate as they experiment with hands-on exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion fun. The Rochester Museum & Science Center of Rochester, NY and the Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY developed “From Here to There” as part of the Traveling Exhibits At Museums of Science (TEAMS) collaborative. The exhibit is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

“Each From Here to There activity is designed to spark conversation and encourage interaction among families, friends, and other museum visitors,” said Museum Director Charles Knight.

Visitors can ride a hovercraft to experience how air pressure works, float a sailboat to experiment with the effect of wind, rudder, and sail positions, turn up the heat to launch a colorful hot air balloon, operate an authentic canal lock system to move a boat from one water level to the next, experiment with pneumatics, pulleys, hydraulics, and levers to see what kind of mechanical advantage works best, and more! Visitors can also move from here to there on the Museum’s outdoor Dinosaur Trail and then take Spotter’s Adventure Trail to the LeFleur’s Bluff Playground.

Exhibit admission is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or the Museum fee of $8 for adults, $6 for youth ages 3-18, and $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and up. The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi and can be reached at 601-576-6000 or mdwfp.com/museum. Connect with us at: www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience, www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum, and www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.

“From Here to There” is sponsored locally by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Feild Co-Operative Association, Walker Foundation, W.A. Taylor Foundation, and other generous sponsors.