The family can visit the engineering future in new exhibit
Science fiction becomes science fact at the Creative Discovery Museum’s new exhibit, which opened Jan. 17.
“The Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering” exhibit showcases technology created by engineers dedicated to improving human lives and human performance, from everyday routines to long-term goals. The exhibition also gives “average” people a chance to create low-tech to high-tech tools to enhance human performance. All a person has to do is think about what they want to achieve.
Tech geeks will have a field day with all the unique and out-of-the ordinary gadgets at the museum. The exhibit includes a simulated downhill mono-ski course, a DJ station built out of a wheelchair and controlled by the wheels, a touch panel that translates music into vibrations guests can feel, a neuroprosthetic limb controlled by a person’s thoughts, and even a hands-free computer mouse controlled by slight movements of the head.
Those interested in a new frontier of engineering and science can visit the exhibit at the museum at 321 Chestnut St. through May 10. (423) 756-2738, cdmfun.org