WonderWorks opens new science exhibit


WonderWorks Syracuse has several exhibits that teach guests about science in a fun and interesting way, and the attraction has added a new science exhibit about earthquakes, called Good Vibrations.

The educational exhibit takes a closer look at the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tenn. and explores how they document seismic activity around the world. Because many local educators requested an exhibit on this topic, WonderWorks gave them the honor of naming it.

“We love that teachers are the inspiration behind this new exhibit,” explained Jon Cascella, general manager for WonderWorks Syracuse. “We are happy to provide people with a way to learn more science, and it’s great to be able to share the important work done at the Tuckaleechee Caverns.”

Considered to be the most sensitive seismic station on the planet, the Tuckaleechee Caverns detect all tectonic movement in the world. Regardless of size, they can detect the tectonic movement of any earthquake anywhere in the world, and they can even detect when a country is testing nuclear weapons. Within seconds the caverns are able to gather important information and immediately – within 300th of a millisecond – provide helpful data to the U.S. Military, Vienna, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland. The information collected and provided to authorities is crucial to national security, and it helps scientists better understand earthquakes. 

The exhibit meets STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) educational standards on seismic activity and earthquakes. This new exhibit is one of many STEAM-related exhibits in the facility, joining others like the Bed of Nails, the Hurricane Shack, the EVA Suit and more. “This is just one more great exhibit we have to offer that will help people learn STEAM-related topics and have fun while they are doing it,” added Cascella.

WonderWorks Syracuse also launched several other educational programs this year, including its virtual learning labs, the CNY Art Contest, and Homeschool Days. WonderWorks also offers group rates, scouting programs, sensory days, birthday parties, and corporate events.

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