Danville Science Center Demonstrates How People Make Things

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Danville Science Center hosts traveling exhibition, How People Make Things, from June 13, 2015 - January 10, 2016.

On Saturday, June 13, Danville Science Center opens How People Make Things – unveiling how everyday objects are produced and manufactured.

Guests will be able to get hands-on with activities using real factory tools and machines that demonstrate manufacturing processes in a fun and safe way. Inspired by segments from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood television series, the featured exhibition explores behind-the-scenes processes of how items are created inside of factories.

“How People Make Things demonstrates four main manufacturing processes: cutting, molding, deforming and reassembling,” explains Adam Goebel, Executive Director of Danville Science Center. “Not only will guests be able to try out tools like rolling mills and die cutters, but they will be able to learn the science behind creating common household items like soda bottles and baseball bats.”

Find out how wax and plastic are used in molding materials as you operate a three-axis mill to carve a block of wax. Learn about cutting tools like the computerized cutting machine, assemble a trolley replica or use your own hands to put together a real golf cart.

This summer guests can also step into the Science Center’s digital dome theater for breathtaking presentations on a 40-foot screen. Migrate with millions of butterflies, tumble with pandas in bamboo forests and take a wild ride through the solar system. The possibilities are endless!

Tickets to Danville Science Center and a feature in the digital dome theater are $10 with $1 discounts for children 4-12 and 60+. For more information, visit dsc.smv.org or call 434.791.5160.

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Chrissy Caldwell
Science Museum of Virginia
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