STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Sportsology exhibit opens Saturday at ScienceWorks

Tomorrow, you'll be able to test your physical fitness and learn about the science behind sports at the same time.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 3:55 AM
Updated: Oct 4, 2019 1:52 PM

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

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 177134

Reported Deaths: 2467
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah35310570
Washington23704229
Marion20393299
Clackamas15557204
Lane11802144
Jackson10077129
Umatilla800083
Deschutes731272
Linn422263
Yamhill413675
Klamath357159
Polk348452
Malheur343358
Josephine310062
Douglas306566
Benton277719
Jefferson207732
Coos198631
Columbia156126
Union141824
Lincoln130520
Wasco130428
Hood River113529
Morrow108415
Clatsop9078
Crook89519
Baker86714
Curry6049
Tillamook5883
Grant4304
Lake4177
Harney3156
Wallowa1585
Gilliam571
Sherman571
Wheeler261
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3725088

Reported Deaths: 61193
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122999823702
Riverside2976314547
San Bernardino2951314569
San Diego2756313681
Orange2692584902
Santa Clara1173792019
Kern1080611333
Sacramento1017871651
Fresno1007681650
Alameda856521477
Ventura803601002
San Joaquin717351334
Contra Costa67157782
Stanislaus606491035
Tulare49443831
Monterey43301364
San Mateo41251560
San Francisco36117529
Santa Barbara33926445
Solano32086243
Merced31289453
Sonoma29734312
Imperial28024719
Kings22781245
Placer21957283
San Luis Obispo20991257
Madera16301240
Santa Cruz15719204
Marin13868227
Yolo13581200
Shasta11747219
Butte11619196
El Dorado9797109
Napa971579
Sutter9299109
Yuba612744
San Benito598863
Lassen567924
Tehama544556
Nevada448975
Tuolumne408664
Mendocino399647
Humboldt365938
Amador363146
Lake341843
Glenn235925
Colusa220416
Calaveras206252
Siskiyou196521
Inyo141838
Del Norte12907
Mono12744
Plumas6936
Modoc4904
Mariposa4297
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned470
Medford
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 45°
Brookings
Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 45°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 44°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 44°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 30°
Warm and windy Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Wednesday, April 21st Evening Weather

Image

Wednesday, April 21 afternoon weather

Image

Tuesday, April 20th Evening Weather

Image

Tuesday, April 20 Morning Weather

Image

Monday, April 19th Evening Weather

Image

Sunday, April 18th Overnight Weather

Image

Raiders sweep No. 23 College of Idaho, extend win streak to 13

Image

Saturday, April 17 evening weather

Image

Saturday, April 17 morning weather

Image

New Southern Oregon Speedway promotors in dash to prepare track