Explore the properties of moving air in fun and exciting ways!

In the AirPlay Gallery you will find printed copies of our Exploration Learning Guide for parents and caregivers, a resource of prompts and suggestions to support exploration of the gallery's STEAM topic with your child. You can also review and print the Guide here online prior to your visit, and/or after your visit for ideas for post-visit activities and conversations that reinforce learning: Exploration Learning Guide | AirPlay Gallery.

In this Exhibit

A-Mazing Airways

Explore and demonstrate the incredible power of air with our 13’-foot-tall interactive pneumatic sculpture of tubes and blowers!

a mom floats a ball on the air stream of a hairdryer while her baby tries to grab it
Bernoulli Blowers

Suspend ping-pong balls on columns of air using hairdryers. Tilt the balls to float them above air or make them jump through a hoop.

a father and son float a ball on a stream of air coming from a tube

Move ping-pong balls through tubes or float them above short and tall columns of air to discover surprising phenomena.