From Here to There

How do we move things on land, sea and air? Float on a Hovercraft chair! Move your boat through an authentic canal lock system. Send colored balls zooming through air tubes! Feel the friction! Lift weights with pulleys, levers, pneumatics and hydraulics! Discover the laws of gravity and motion!

  • Designed for a family audience
  • Funded by NSF through the TEAMS Collaborative
  • Size: 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Rental Fee: $22,000 for 3-1/2+ months
  • Shipping: 1 truck

  • Gravity and motion affect transportation.
  • Friction affects bodies in motion: more friction results in slower motion; less friction results in faster motion.
  • Air pressure can move heavy objects, such as a Hovercraft.
  • Hot air rises and makes a hot air balloon go up.
  • A canal lock system can raise and lower boats.
  • Changing the position of a rudder, sail or wing will make a boat or airplane change direction.
  • Changing air flow affects the movement of wings.
  • Pulleys, levers, pneumatics and hydraulics can lift heavy loads.
  • Magnetic forces allow trains to float in the air.

(Spring 2017: booked)
(Summer 2017: booked)
(Fall 2017: booked)
(Spring 2018: booked)
Summer 2018: Available
Fall 2018: Available
Spring 2019: Available
(Summer 2019: booked)
Fall 2019: Available
Spring 2020: Available
Summer 2020: Available
Fall 2020: Available

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Find us

Sciencenter 601 1st Street Ithaca, NY 14850
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Contact us

Museum & Store Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm*
  • Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
  • *Open holiday Mondays and Mondays in July and August, 10 am - 5 pm

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