The Strong Museum is the permanent home for a number of exhibits, many of which are dedicated to the inquiring minds of children. The museum is also the home of the National Toy Museum.
But The Strong also sponsors a number of traveling exhibits and the newest exhibit arriving on January 21 is dedicated to children young and old with Hands On Harley-Davidson.
During opening weekend on January 21 and 22, visitors can meet Jean Davidson – the granddaughter of Harley-Davidson co-founder Walter Davidson. Meet Jean from 11-4 on Saturday January 21 and 1-4 on Sunday January 22.
The motorcycle has always been a symbol of freedom and riding the road. The Hands On Harley-Davidson traveling exhibit is making a stop at The Strong as a part of its national tour.
Visitors can explore what’s behind the famous motorcycles with the engineering lab, visit a Harley-Davidson dealership, and even create a motorcycle of their own using science, math, and technology to built their dream-cycle…and even test drive it.
Visitors can learn about how engineers use speed, friction, and gravity in creating the motorcycle. And see science in motion with the Jump and Loop Tracks, the Half Pipe, and the Roller Coaster; and even build a test track to learn what happens during a motorcycle ride.
At the dealership, visitors can view a film of motorcycle mechanics as they service bikes and even learn about motorcycle engines. Visitors can even step into a service bay and build a custom made Harley-Davidson Road King.
And don’t forget the safety gear!
Interactive videos allow visitors to have their own riding experience on routes from around the world complete with the rush of the wind.
The map challenge allows visitors to track fuel consumption and other systems functions.
Visitors can even role play as a Community Service Office – aiding police to learn about traffic safety.
The exhibit will be open from January 21 through May 7, 2017.
Along with the opportunity to meet Davidson and hear her stories; opening weekend offers children an opportunity to create a motorcycle craft.
The Strong Museum is located in Rochester, New York in Manhattan Square.
The Strong Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.
Admission to The Strong Museum is $14.50 for everyone over age two. Age two and under and members of The Museum are free.
photos courtesy of The Strong Museum
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