Science Is Where You Find It

Science is Where You Find It is the heart of SCI's experience platforms and encourages visitors to recognize science in their everyday lives and see themselves and those around them as everyday scientists. 

Eureka! Lab, an SCI original, is now open!

Interact with exhibits that demonstrate the basic principles of physics in the themed scenario, the "Eureka! Lab." Just like a working lab, participants are able to experiment by manipulating variables to experience new outcomes. In the Eureka! Lab, you can experiment with:

  • Air Cannons demonstrate the principle of pressure waves. Aim and strike the air cannons, creating vibrations in the air that become visible on the Shimmer Wall.
  • At the Bernoulli Table, observe and experiment with the Bernoulli Effect, a phenomenon created by high and low pressure air streams. The Giant Hair Dryer, a favorite from the previous Science Is Where You Find It exhibit, also makes a comeback in this area.
  • And more!

The Eureka! Lab is an SCI original, designed and implemented by a cross-departmental team of SCI staff and sponsored by John Deere.


Nano, a mini exhibition

In addition to the Eureka! Lab, the Science Is Where You Find It experience platform also houses "Nano," an interactive mini exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.

Nano was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) with support from the National Science Foundation.


Celebration Plaza

Accessed through the Science Is Where You Find It experience platform, this fenced-in private patio is a perfect spot to give your guests some fresh air during your next event at SCI.