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Mindport — Bellingham, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 48° 45.046 W 122° 28.840
10U E 538174 N 5399880
Quick Description: Mindport is a wonderful experience where kinetic artwork using scientific principles to teach children and adults about how the physical world behaves.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 10:16:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM9662
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 7

Long Description:
Mindport is really a difficult place to describe. Each exhibit is incredible simple yet beautifully designed and built. And all involve complete hands-on participation to explore different scientific principles.

From observing how rocks and logs affect a stream's flow to understand hydrography to learning how the mind processes writing upside down. Other exhibits examine sound being produced from tubes filled with balls. And another shows how tornadoes are created.

Preschoolers can come here and explore the physical phenomenon of our world without being daunted with unintelligible words and concepts. Meanwhile adults can discover aspects of the world and start to not only understand scientific principles better but play with them in a very fun environment.

It has been compared to the Exploratorium in San Francisco or OMSI in Portland but the people behind say that Mindport is something else; "exploration, observation, creativity, play, and, last, but not least, fun."

It is easy to argue that this is not a science museum, but it is about observing natural phenomenon and coming to understand it better. Which is really what science is all about. The exploration and observation of the world that surrounds us.

Name: Mindport Exhibits

Location/Address:
210 Holly Street West
Bellingham, Washington United States
98225


Telephone Number: 360-647-5614

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type/Specialty: Exploration and observation of natural phenomenon

Theater: No

Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday 12-6 **** Saturday 10-5 **** Sunday 12-4 Closed **** Monday & Tuesday

Admission Fee: 2

Gift Shop: no

Agency/Ownership: Not listed

Educational programs: Not listed

Cafe/Restaurant: Not listed

Other Features: Not listed

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