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OMSI's Tech Exhibit!
Try your skills at programming a robot, building an aqueduct to bring water to a model town, or designing your own flying machine. Step inside the Inventors Ball Room and build your own crazy contraptions to send balls whizzing, flying, and bouncing all around. Compare your own hands to the fast, precise moves of two giant robot arms. Then climb high above everything on OMSI's new suspension bridge and get a whole new view of the exhibits below.

Technology fills every day of our lives. At Innovation Station you can experience the excitement of invention as you explore technology in a whole new way. Then, get creative and invent something incredible yourself.
Behind the Scenes: Exhibit Research in Action
As part of the development of Innovation Station, OMSI worked with an outside research firm to prepare a Summative Evaluation (pdf document - ~1MB) of how our visitors experience and learn from the exhibit. This type of research helps us to measure how well we're doing, and to plan for the future. We're happy to make this research available to our colleagues at other museums and Science Centers, and to our visitors who are interested in the "behind the scenes" process involved in creating an exhibit such as Innovation Station.


Major support for Innovation Station provided by:
National Science FoundationIntel Vernier Software and Technology The Lemelson Foundation Net IQAVI BioPharma
Thanks to all the generous supporters of OMSI's Tech Initiative!
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