After five years of planning, the new permanent exhibit Design Build Fly at Exploration Place give visitors an up-close look at aviation.
The 50 activities in the 5,100-square-foot space include piloting an unmanned aerial vehicle, testing landing gear, repairing a wing, designing a plane exterior and airplane seat, creating and flying paper airplanes, and watching air patterns on a wind wall. Exhibits also answer such questions as why you can’t use a cell phone during takeoff and what happens when you flush a toilet 25,000 feet in the air.
The aviation exhibit is included in regular admission. For more information, visit exploration.org.