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Design Zone: Behind the Scenes


What does it take to create a videogame, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? Whether it is art, music, or engineering, it takes math and science to meet these design challenges. In Design Zone, you can go behind the scenes and see how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do the amazing things they do.

Step into a DJ recording studio and discover how many beats per second it takes to get bodies moving on the dance floor. Go behind the scenes at a bike race where you can test gear combinations, then pedal to victory as you compete on three challenging courses. Enter a videogame design studio, figure out the formulas you need to create an on-screen action, then leap through to the next level of your game challenge. Through it all, you'll solve real-world challenges and discover how math and science are essential to the creative process.

We know that our visitors come to have fun-and to learn. Design Zone focuses on creative problem solving using algebraic thinking in a context that is relevant, educational, and marketable. The exhibit is designed for families and school groups with a special emphasis on reaching 10 to 14-year-olds. Design Zone supports STEM education, offering mathematically rich experiences for students outside of the classroom environment.

Category: Science & Technology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: $90,000 plus shipping *ask about near-term pricing
Size: 6,000 sq. ft.
Venue Length: 3 months / 6 months
Availability: Summer 2019 - final available timeslot!
Special Requirements: Please contact OMSI for info about any special requirements.
Previous Venues: MOSI | Tampa, FL
Pacific Science Center | Seattle, WA
Franklin Institute | Philadelphia, PA
Strong National Museum of Play | Rochester, NY
Space Center Houston | Houston, TX
Museum of Science | Boston, MA
NY Hall of Science | Queens, NY
California Science Center | Los Angeles, CA
The Durham Museum | Omaha, NE
Science Museum of Minnesota | St. Paul, MN
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery | Dayton, OH
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History | Fort Worth, TX
Exploration Place | Wichita, KS
Danville Science Center | Danville, VA
Imagination Station | Toledo, OH
Great Lakes Science Center | Cleveland, OH
Midland Center for the Arts | Midland, MI
Museum of Discovery and Science | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Organization: Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Contact: Traveling Exhibits
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, 97214 USA
Phone: 503-797-4628
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