Kid Grid, the newest exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum opens to the public on Saturday, June 7th.
Kid Grid is a partnership of Marbles Kids Museum and ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. In October 2012 ABB and Marbles announced the project as the single-largest gift in the museum’s history.
Kid Grid introduces children to electricity and power grid technology through hands-on, minds-on play. Kids explore a pretend power grid and learn how to make smart energy choices. The exhibit promotes early learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
Jude and I got a first-hand look at the new exhibit on Monday at the Power Up Ribbon Cutting Party. Jude has the mind of an engineer so he immediately got to work.
Pulley systems, chutes, and rails allow children to move different types of “energy” throughout the space.
Climb towers to move energy around the room.
Magnetic cables to switch around lines.
Different types of energy are represented.
Safety gear for dress-up play.
Transformer switches control wind turbines, solar panels, and more.
The Control Center puts kids in the engineer seat learning about solar, wind, water, coal, and nuclear energy sources.
Marbles Kids Museum
Prominently located in downtown Raleigh, NC, Marbles Kids Museum inspires imagination, discovery, and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences.
Disclosure: I attended the Power Up Party/Ribbon Cutting. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and not influenced by the company.