Science Center exhibit examines the science of sports

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A new exhibit at the Science Station explores the science of sports.

Sportsology opened Jan. 29 and runs through April 24.

The exhibit is composed of a series of hands-on challenges that allow visitors to test their athletic abilities, while learning how their bodies work. Interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore, experiment and discover the science behind sports.

“Sportsology is such an exciting exhibit because it combines fun, physical activity and hands on learning,” says Todd Bergen, Science Station board president. “Sports are a common experience for people of all ages and an important component of everyday life.

“Overall, Sportsology aims to introduce science of the human body through popular pastimes and to promote healthy choices and increased body awareness. We are very excited to bring this unique exhibit to the corridor.”

Sportsology will encourage hands-on exploration with exhibits and activities that test children’s fitness levels and athletic ability. A variety of exhibits will help visitors explore strength, speed, endurance, balance, coordination and agility.

The exhibit is designed for pre-school children through young adults.

There will be a wide range of weekend family programming and special guest appearances during the exhibit’s run. Events will be posted on the event calendar found on the Science Station’s website, www.sciencestation.org.

This exhibit was made possible by a gift from a private donor and the support of Mediacom and MercyCare Community Physicians.

The Science Station is a not-for-profit science and technology museum. The mission of the Science Station is to be an innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based learning center.

The Science Station, located at Lindale Mall, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gallery admission is $3 per person for ages 2 and older.

For more information, call the Science Station at (319) 363-4629 or go to www.sciencestation.org.

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