Please note, this exhibit is temporarily closed for refurbishment. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Here, children can explore scientific properties of water, practical everyday functions of water, and even some of the most imaginative artistic uses of water they’ve ever seen!
- Launch balls across the exhibit using water pressure
- Explore the Bernoulli Effect by balancing balls on jets of water
- Spin submerged gears and pinwheels and float plastic jellyfish using air
- Build a boat and test its speed on a circular water track
- Crank a conveyor to fill a tank, and then dump it, sending water whooshing down pipes
- Propel bursts of water at pinwheels to create a moving sculpture
- Push buttons to create a rhythmic fountain
- Pump balls up and over a waterfall using an Archimedes Screw
- Aim bursts of water onto instruments to make music
- Examine and experiment with the physical properties of water
- Engage in cooperative play and problem solving
- Manipulate simple and complex machines
Underwritten by the Souder Family Foundation
Good to Know
Please note: The Archimedes Screw and the Musical Water Cannons are closed for repairs; the remainder of the exhibit will be fully operational until Saturday, August 11. The entire Water Works exhibit will be closed for refurbishment August 12 – September 30. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Focused Field Trips Aligned with this Exhibit
This exhibit is aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.