EXPLORACENTRE – AN EXCITING NEW MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
by Brigitte Taylor
Here is a science question: how much fun can be contained within a cozy space in the heart of Plainpalais? The opening of Exploracentre on November 10th has shown the answer to this question is extensive, and practically impossible to estimate!
SIMILAR TO EXPLORADOME IN PARIS
Designed as an interactive space for curious children aged three and above and their parents, Exploracentre’s very first exhibition draws visitors in with activities and displays that explain the science behind circus attractions, inspired by a similar exhibition featured at the Exploradome in Paris.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND TRAPEZE AND OTHER CIRCUS ACTS
Once they walk into the museum’s bright space, children can gravitate to different stations across two floors, where trained scientists explain the physics and scientific principles of some of the most famous circus acts, such as the trapeze, the horse ring, and plate spinning, accompanied by interactive screens, figurines and life-sized examples for the children to try their luck and learn in practice, such as the tight-rope. In one of these stands, children are challenged to make a figurine, attached to a miniature trapeze by magnets, fall within a circle on the table. The strings holding the trapeze can be hoisted higher or lower, teaching the children about how fast the figurine will move depending on how long the trapeze string is, and as a result, how difficult it is to drop the figurine within the circle.
NOT TO BE MISSED
New exhibitions will be on display at Exploracentre every year, based on tried-and-tested ones featured at Exploradome, aimed specifically to teach children in a fun, interactive way. Exploracentre is a real first in Geneva, and absolutely not to be missed!
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