About The Exhibit: 101 Inventions that Changed the World
So what’s this exhibit about? It’s about the inventions that changed the world in a big way, but it also explores how these inventions came to be and their effects on the world. Wondering what inventions made the cut? You can see all 101 inventions here.
Navigating the Exhibit
Here are some tips for making the most out of your visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s latest traveling exhibit, 101 Inventions that Changed the World.
Stop 1: Rocket City Inventions
Make your first stop, 101 Rocket City Inventions. This locally developed exhibit highlights patents that came from Huntsville. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of inventions.
There’s even something for budding inventors to showcase their creativity. Two desks in the room challenge exhibit goers with questions like:
- What would you invent?
- Do you know an inventor?
Expert Tip: Time Needed
Set aside a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center just for this exhibit. It’s worth it. There’s a lot to see and you don’t want to rush through it.
Stop 2: Timeline
After enjoying 101 Rocket City Inventions, make your way to the timeline of the inventions. This will give you a good overview of all the highlighted inventions in chronological order. It’s a great introduction to the whole exhibit.
Expert Tip: Who Should Go
This is an exhibit for all ages! From little kids to adults, everyone can enjoy 101 Inventions that Changed the World.
Stop 3: Invention Artifact Center
Next head to the Invention Artifact Center. Here you’ll find:
- The Inventions on display
- Interactive displays
In this part of the exhibit, you get to see all the inventions and learn about them through some pretty neat hands-on interactive displays. There are several displays and each one has different information so make sure to check out each one.
The displays include:
- Detailed information about the inventions
- And more!
Plus you get to play with Legos! If your husband is anything like mine, then you may need to watch him near the Legos and remind him to share with the actual children.
Stop 4: Immersive Gallery
The 101 Inventions that Changed the World Immersive Gallery is by far the coolest part of the exhibit. This part of the exhibit utilizes SENSORY4 to create a new kind of exhibit.
The best way I can sum it up is this: it’s like your inside the inventions. You step into a giant room and everything around you is all about the inventions. Projections are everywhere: on the floor, walls, everywhere! It’s breathtaking and amazing.
Here’s just a few statistics on the makeup of the Immersive Gallery:
- Thousands of images
- 6,105 video files
- Countless sound scores
- 35 minutes continually looping production
- 2.3 terabytes of content
Honestly, words and pictures can’t describe how amazing the Immersive Gallery is. You just have to see it for yourself. So I recommend you go as soon as possible. It’s worth it!
Event Information: 101 Inventions that Changed the World
Dates: Exhibit runs November 11, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Times: US Space and Rocket Center Hours (7 days a week; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Location: US Space and Rocket Center
Cost: Included with admission to US Space and Rocket Center (Adults 13 and up – $20; Children 5 to 12 – $15; Children 4 and under – FREE)