My oldest son was super excited when he got a skateboard for Christmas. He couldn’t wait until the weather was warm enough to start using it. But when we actually got outside and he got on it? He learned that there’s a lot more to skateboarding than just getting on the board. Gravity, friction, acceleration, and force are all at work — and how you balance all of these elements determines whether you stay on your board or fall off.

Indiana State Museum Rad Science

Visiting the new RAD Science exhibit at the Indiana State Museum brought all of these concepts to life for us. This exhibit allowed us to get hands on with the scientific elements of skateboarding, and also allowed us to explore the history of skateboarding and where it is headed.

ISM Rad Science

The highlight of the visit for my son was getting to learn about friction by sliding down different surfaces. You can see him exploring this with some friends here:

Kids can also get dizzy learning while learning about momentum. Obviously another popular choice.

ISM Rad Science

And of course, any exhibit with video games is always a winner.

ISM Rad Science

This fun, high-energy exhibit is great for all ages, but kids 8 and up will probably benefit most from the information presented. Here are all the details about this awesome experience:

Rad Science will be at the Indiana State Museum September 5, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Indiana State Museum Hours:

Monday – Saturday        10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m


ADULT – $13
SENIOR – $12
CHILD – $8.50

Admission to Rad Science is included in museum admission.

Purchase tickets online or at the museum.

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