Inspired by our special exhibit Animationland, play with optical illusions, try your hand at origami, design a comic strip, and more. Free with museum admission!
Activities and locations subject to change. Please pick up a daily schedule in our Welcome Center.
Spark!Lab, 10:30 am-4 pm
Automata were an early form of robotic toy featuring moving scenes and characters. Design your own figure and use a hand crank to bring it to life! Also explore zoetropes. Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Try Your Eye, 11 am-3 pm
Play with optical illusions—the base of animation. African Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum
The Science of Sound, 11 am-3 pm
How do we hear? Learn about the science of sound with a variety of hands-on activities. Mammal Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Be An Illustrator, 11 am-3 pm
Design a comic strip or flip book to tell a tale of your favorite character or one of your own creation. Discovery Lab, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum
Jumping Frog, 12-4 pm
Using the Japanese art of paper folding, create a jumping frog! Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art Museum
Animationland is presented in collaboration with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.