The 101 Inventions That Changed The World exhibit is currently at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, and will be there until March 15, 2015. If you, are looking for something educational and fun to do in Huntsville, I highly recommend you check out the Rocket Center and all their exhibits…especially these traveling exhibits!
When we arrived to the Rocket Center we learned that they had not one but TWO exhibits going on regarding inventions!
The first exhibit was 101 Rocket City Inventions. These are all inventions that were launched from Huntsville. This exhibit is designed to reflect Huntsville’s robust culture of invention and innovation for products, services and technologies. After exploring the exhibit, and reading about the patents, it is clear that Huntsville is a very smart and cool city! This exhibit is on display until December 31, 2015.
Some of the patents on exhibit included:
The second exhibit was 101 Inventions That Changed The World. The 101 Inventions exhibit explores key turning points in humankind’s history defined by the creation or discovery of something. But the exhibit not only explores the invention itself, but also the inventor or discoverer and it’s impact on humankind.
As you walk into the room, you will see a bunch of touchscreen monitors, and the 101 inventions. The inventions range from controlled fire (#1) to the alphabet (#54) to jet engine (#51) to photography (#26).
As you touch an invention on the screen it will pull all the information about invention or discovery. On the side, are four additional monitors that allow you to see a timeline of the inventions/discoveries as well as take a quiz on what you learned.
Also, since LEGO is number 77 of the 101 inventions, there is a LEGO play area for kids to inspire them to assemble their own inventions as their imagination directs! I’ll let you go and find out for yourself why LEGOs were such a fun invention.
The second part of the exhibit contains forty HD screens (SENSORY4™) that show images and videos to display the story of discovery and evolution of these inventions. The video loops every 35 minutes. The experience is very cool, and it’s a neat way to learn more about the inventions you just saw!
So, if you are looking for something fun to do one weekend. Head over to Huntsville and check out these two exhibits!