How People Make Things

every object in our world has a story of how it is made. How People Make Things tells that story by showing you the ways in which familiar childhood objects are manufactured, and the people, ideas and technology used to transform raw materials into finished products.

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about the exhibit

How People Make Things brings the manufacturing experience to life, taking visitors onto the factory floor through hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly. In this exhibit, visitors can:

  • Cut Wax using different sculpting tools and experience 3-dimensional cutting by hand.
  • Deform a wire by taking a straight wire into a spring shape by winding it around the metal shaft.
  • Mold spoons using real melted wax.
  • Assemble a trolley and test your skills on the testing track.
  • See Fred Rogers visit real manufacturing factories in vintage Picture Picture videos from the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Series.
COST: $30,000, plus inbound shipping
SIZE: 1,500 - 2,000 sq. ft.
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tour schedule

Spring 2021 — Booked : Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA
Summer 2021 — Booked : Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, Gainesville, FL
Fall 2021 — Booked : Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Spring 2022 — Booked : Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Summer 2022 — Available
Fall 2022 — Available
Spring 2023 — Booked : Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA
Summer 2023 — Booked : Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA
Fall 2023 — Available
Spring 2024 — Available
Summer 2024 — Available
Fall 2024 — Available

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