The 612: Sportsology at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Race a T-Rex, compare your skills


Logo_The612_HudallaEver dream of racing a T-Rex or jumping as high as professional basketball players? The Science Museum of Minnesota has you covered. This new Sportsology exhibit allows you learn about your body in motion and compare its abilities to some of the most famous athletes in the world.

Visitors of all ages can interact with three lab stations to fully understand how to score that goal or swing that racket perfectly. The first lab station is called “Motion Lab,” where you can hop in the fenced cage and begin practicing cartwheels, throwing footballs or kicking goals while a cameras record your every move. Afterward, analyze the video of your body in motion and compare it to pros.

The second lab is called “Born to Run,” which gives you the chance to race against a T-Rex, professional athletes and Minnesota Twins mascot T.C. Bear.  The third lab, called “Faster, Higher, Better,” is all about practicing high jumps. You can compete against other guests and compare it to some of the most famous basketball players in the world.

Tickets are $18.95 if you order now.

–Bri Shaw