Kidspace had a vision of creating an environment to inspire science learning through self-directed, interactive experiences and play—and they wanted to do it outdoors. With this idea and an empty half-acre, Kidspace chose Hands On! to grow their vision into reality.
Working with Kidspace board member and CalTech astrophysicist Dr. Mike Brown, Hands On! created an iconic outdoor exhibition like no other. The Galvin Physics Forest offers a captivating, kinetic learning environment that encourages science experimentation through the lens of play. The exhibition is a wondrous mix of the natural and the manmade, with each exhibit beautifully integrated into a custom landscape of native plants that invites exploration, relaxation and interaction. Wheels roll, rockets blast and balls fly as families experiment with the forces that define the shape of our world.
The result? Visitors are joyfully building confidence and capability in science, and Kidspace is seeing record-breaking attendance.