ASHLAND, Ore. -- Tomorrow, you'll be able to test your physical fitness and learn about the science behind sports at the same time. The Sportsology exhibit is back at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum.
The entire museum focuses on having hands-on exhibits, said Executive Director Dan Ruby. But the Sportsology exhibit can be a full-body work out.
Some games test how fast you can pitch a ball. Others measure your reaction time or how long you can hang on to a bar. All of the exhibits explain the science behind these movements.
Ruby said the exhibit has been at ScienceWorks before. They brought the exhibit back because it was so popular with kids and adults.
"We think that science is inherently a human pursuit," said Ruby. "We make art and we do science. A lot of people don't have a chance to study science past their school career, that could be in high school or college, but past that people don't have a lot of experience with science. This is a way for people to be engaged with science in a fun way."
Central Point Elementary School students got a chance to see the exhibit a little bit early. ScienceWorks is the only science museum within a hundred miles of the Rogue Valley. Kids said that the museum inspires them to learn more.
"I want to learn a lot about science," said Sammy Castellano, a first grader. "I want to be a scientist."
Sammy recently broke his arm, but his dad said he was determined to come to the museum. Without ScienceWorks, families would have to travel to Eugene or Redding to see these types of exhibits.
"You see the gears going in his head," said Dan Castellano, Sammy's dad. "I like watching him consider things and see how things work. I love that and being able to do it locally. I mean, it's twenty minutes from our home."
All of the Sportsology exhibits have explanations in English and Spanish. The exhibit will be at ScienceWorks from Oct. 5 - Dec. 31.
For more information about ScienceWorks ticket prices, click here.
Brews & Boogie
The museum also has events just for adults. Brews & Boogie is for people 21 and over. You'll be able to wander around the museum at night. There will be food, drinks and games.
A lot of the drinks will be provided by local breweries.
The event will be on Oct. 19 from 7 - 11 p.m.
For more information about this event click here.