New Exhibit Inspires Innovation

Open Feb. 22 to April 27

Built by the Ontario Science Center and presented by the City of Webster


Do you have what it takes to innovate? Are you a good observer? Do you ask the right questions? Are you willing to take risks? Where do you get your inspiration and do you inspire others? You will soon find out as you open up your thinking, reflect on what you learn and create something new with Imaginate – a multi-activity exhibition that introduces you to the skills and attitudes that are part of the process of innovation. Challenge yourself right now! Imaginate_004small

Imaginate explores five broad themes each representing a possible pathway to innovation. Below are examples of interactives found within each theme.

Dream Big

So You Think You Can Fly: As a child did you ever just want to fly? Put on a pair on wings, flap your arms and compare your flapping rate to different birds? Step on our scale and see what your wingspan would need to be for you to be able to fly.

Expect the Unexpected

Materials Playground: Have you ever looked at something ordinary and thought of a way to make it extraordinary? Test out various properties of materials in this materials playground and see how nature has directly inspired many inventions.

Collaborate or Compete

Sound Panels: Is it just noise or is it “music?” In this large room of sound and lights, you can create a musical masterpiece involving rhythm, light, pattern and emotion. Collaboration with others lets you work with each other’s sounds.

Try, Try and Try Again

Friction Zone: Many good innovations come from an understanding of the properties of the materials being used. By experimenting with the surface properties of a range of materials, you can discover which combinations yield the fastest or slowest speed.

Look to the World

3D Evolution: The evolution of 3D is filled with examples of innovative behavior – from stereoscopes to 3D glasses to 3D screens that can be viewed without glasses. Learn how the brain perceives 3D and experience some illusions that take spectacular advantage of this science.

This limited-engagement exhibit is included with paid admission to Space Center Houston. Purchase admission tickets now to get an online discount and avoid long lines.