Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!

Sid the Science Kid is a very popular PBS KIDS series that focuses on learning and loving science.  The award winning program shares the basics of science in a way that children can understand and relate to with everyday places and problems becoming the basis for a new experiment or concept.  Now the show is headed to the Please Touch Museum with the fun and interactive Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!

One of the first things that we noticed when checking out this exhibit was how huge it was! Sid the Science Kid is the biggest special exhibit to ever be hosted by the Please Touch Museum. With so much to do and experience, extra space had to be opened up and cleared out in order to fit all the different stations. The entire exhibit is science based, so while the little ones will still love all the sensory play (especially the indoor playground and the reading corner!), older kids will get the most out of the educational parts of the exhibit.

Visitors are invited to explore Sid's world as he turns everyday moments and objects into easy experiments. We really enjoyed all the introductions to the scientific method - especially in the kitchen area where you can make predictions as to which jar will be heavier and then test your theory. While most areas test  pure fun and creativity (like the toy catapult and using non-standard measurement), there is practical application as well like the station designed to demonstrate the importance of seat belts.

We had fantastic time exploring the whole exhibit and definitely recommend multiple visits to get the most out of how much there is to do and learn.  From magnets and momentum to simple machines and pretend play, Sid the Science Kid is a wonderful way to introduce and dive deeper into STEM in a way that both younger and older kids will love.  It's definitely a must-see for Philadelphia families this spring!

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit will be at the Please Touch Museum through May 6th.
Look for extra exhibit events all season long!




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