Scroll down to explore our most popular hands-on exhibits. A mix of the play-based exhibits from the former children’s museum and inquiry-based exhibits from the former science center are now combined to make Mobius Discovery Center!
Experiment with pulling the bubble bar up quickly or slowly. Try to see how big or how many bubbles you can make in this fan-favorite exhibit!
The Eye Clinic
“SEE” what it’s like to be a patient at an eye clinic. Test your vision, study the anatomy of an eye, try on glasses, and practice being an optometrist by giving an eye exam!
Explore LAUNCH IT and discover the science behind flinging, flying, throwing and launching!
Observe Newton’s Third Law in action!
These innovative learning areas host hands-on STEAM (STEM + Art) activities with educators, workshops, field trips, and more!
Designed to sharpen problem-solving skills and provide plenty of fun! Try your hand at these challenges and brain twisters. Unravel mathematical conundrums, separate and reassemble, arrange geometric shapes to form new ones, and much more. Use creative thinking and problem solving strategies such as looking for patterns, thinking ahead, setting aside preconceived ideas, and looking at problems from different perspectives.
Sun Earth Universe
Explore an out-of-this-world exhibit! Learn how scientists study the Earth, Sun, solar system and universe; design, build, and test your own model space craft; use tools to see the invisible; and see how scientists use color to help us understand data.
MADE POSSIBLE BY:
NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network [NISE Net]
Bridges & Structures
Use wooden blocks to build! How tall can you build your structure? How far can you span your bridge?
Create art with oscillating motion! Can you create the same pattern twice?
Reptiles & Animals
Meet a number of live animals and explore some amazing reptile characteristics.
Learn about traffic and bicycle safety! The road sharing exhibit is named in memory of Cooper Jones, a 13-year-old Spokane boy killed during a sanctioned bike race in 1997.
David & Martha Jones, Angela Schlegel, and Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Break ground in the dig pit and practice your excavation skills!
An all-time favorite for splish-splash fun! Learn water flow and buoyancy while making water dams, floatin’ boats, and playing with water toys.
Out-of-Hand Art Studio
Make a masterpiece in the art studio. Paint, draw, create and unleash your inner artist!
A friendly zone for little ones three and under, full of soft surfaces and sensory play.
Wattson’s World, where energy conservation and safety is explored.
Wattson's Backyard Games
Wattson’s World, sponsored by Avista, is where energy conservation and safety is explored. We’ve recently added a new interactive exhibit to Wattson’s backyard! Visitors will challenge themselves by using their own energy and movement in this fun experience!
Sort baskets of fruit, make change for your customers, and buy goods using over-sized coins. Kids discover that math is not only practical, but fun!