Balloon Launch. Visitors launch gas balloon (left) and the 7’ hot air envelope (right) to measure lift, compare lifting gases and experiment with the physics of heated air.

Lighted, changeable discover drawers, digital microscope with specimens, iPad with web access for a hands-on Naturalist’s desk.

Power House exhibit incorporating historic gauges and equipment with contemporary interactive elements. “Drill Down Station” touchscreen allows visitors to watch videos, browse historic photographs and documents and link to websites.

Powerhouse interactive video game challenges visitors to control electric generators and try their hand at operating a power station linked to the grid.

Multi Touch activity table and iPad animation programTouchscreen with animation program (left) and interactive multitouch table with video programs, photos, maps and activities.

Corlis Steam Engine Interactive on a portable outreach exhibit cart. Students assemble parts of a reciprocating steam engine and hand crank the piston to learn how early steam plants generated electricity.


Powercycle, electric generator bike. Metered output generates AC or DC current supporting multiple activities.


Clues in the Canyon. A wall of activities through which children discover hidden sounds, specimens and creatures. Illustration by Lund Arts.

Ropes and Sails animation explaining the theory behind S.A. Andree’s quest to fly to the North Pole. Produced with Buzzco Associates for the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.

touchable interactive exhibit
A Touchable Pocket Gopher.