This 2,500 sq ft turnkey exhibition was created for the beautiful Door County Maritime Museum of Sturgeon Bay, WI. After closing at the DCMM it gained new life as a traveling exhibition, Pirates of Colonial America, for the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Exploration Place created a popular Americana traveling exhibition, The Vanishing Cowboy, that has both historical and universal appeal. Photographed by the father and son team of Jim and Chris Bertoglio, the native Kansans captured the iconic symbol of the American West – the cowboy.
Pipe building stations to channel air and experiment with balls and scarves.
Based on the game "Simon"
$15,000 or BO
Net price: $1,200 or BO
Fiberglass Allosaurus - A hollow, fiberglass allosaurus with a commanding presence. The dinosaur is mounted to a steel base with heavy-duty casters at each corner.
While the prop is large, it is very lightweight and is easily and safely moved by just a few people. To navigate standard double-door frames, the dinosaur can be tipped with its head point down and then pushed through the door and stood up again.
Dimensions: Steel Base: 55” W x 72” L Overall: 9’ H x 20’ L – the width of the dinosaur is within the width of the base (55”)
Price: $6,000 or BO
An acrylic globe with stand and octagonal surrounding barrier. This globe was originally designed for a children's exhibit highlighting a selection of relatable children from different cultures.
Globe: Assembled in 2 halves with a 42" diameter
Octagonal Barrier: Assembled is 12'x 12'
1. 55"H x 96"L x 31"W
2. 32"H x 78"L x 40"W
3. 50"H x 115"L x 19"W
4. 22"H x 44"L x 44"W - pad wrapped globe base
Price: $6,000 or BO
This is a multi-use table with tons of storage. It was used as a contraption table. Visitors can create a contraption to ring a bell or start a flashing siren. They are encouraged to create their own Rube Goldberg machine. The exhibit tables have locking casters, laminate bases with lots of lockable storage.
The top is maple wood with a center of boat board pegboard so that dowel rods can be used for the contraptions.
Dimensions: 8' x 2'
Kids observe how magnets can push on each other even when they are not in contact as they manipulate a set of magnetic bumpers to guide a magnetic puck down a ramp towards a goal.
By setting up the bumpers before letting the puck slide down the ramp, kids learn to plan a path based on what their intuition about how magnetic repulsive force increases as the distance between magnets decreases.
Exhibit is on locking casters with a maple trim. The front panel is high pressure laminate. The exhibit comes with a set of magnetic pucks.
Dimensions: 9'2" x 2'10"
At the Do-It-Yourself Ball Run, kids can create their own marble roller coaster. As they do, they observe and predict changes in speed, learn to control energy transformations and design and test their own solutions. The DIY Ball Run takes the traditional idea of a marble roller coaster and adds the dimension of angled walls, gaps and the ability to work on both sides of a wall to encourage more creative ball run designs.
Exhibit is on locking casters and is easily reconfigurable. Comes with a handy storage shelf on locking casters.
Dimensions: 10'h x 3'w
Four bins for holding materials. Changeable panels above to put any necessary prompt. Wood construction covered in laminate. Lockable cabinets down below. This was used to recycle materials used for flying machines. There is an endless number of uses.
Dimensions: 7'6" x 3'