From schoolyards and mountain trails to bustling city streets – we encounter bicycles nearly every day. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has affected how people live, work, and play. Its popularity has only grown over time, and it is as relevant today as it was 100 ago.
Because the bicycle is so commonplace, it's easy to take for granted how it actually works. The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles – forces and motion, energy, material science. Carnegie Science Center, in partnership with the Bicycle Museum of America, is proud to present BIKES: Science on Two Wheels, an exhibition that pays tribute to this remarkable machine and the science behind it.
This modular (2,000 – 5,000 sq ft) interactive exhibition tells the story of the bicycle from inception to present day. Visitors learn how bikes work; what the history/evolution of the bike is; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to people of all ages and with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art.
More than 40 bikes exemplifying these categories:
A dozen interactive science exhibits, including:
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Director, Exhibit & Theater Experiences