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SPIN exhibit opens at the Imperial Centre

SPIN exhibit opens at the Imperial Centre
Posted on 09/23/2019

Spin has taken over the Children’s Museum and Science Center in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences through Dec. 31. Designed to engage visitors in the science of rotation by looking at how objects spin, why things spin at different speeds and how spinning objects are used in daily life, Spin is an interactive exhibit that uses real-life examples, according to Leigh White, curator of education for the city of Rocky Mount.

“The science behind spinning can be found in spinning toys, sports, transportation, space travel, entertainment and even the Universe itself,” White said. “Through the exhibit, we hope to spark visitors’ interest in the everyday science around them.”

With 15 unique exhibit areas, from the Human Centrifuge, where visitors can feel the effects of inertia by sitting in a large tub and spinning around, to Let It Roll, which allows guests to race various objects along a track, Spin promises something for everyone to enjoy.

The Imperial Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The cost to visit the Children’s Museum is $6 per person for anyone ages 3 and older, free for guests ages 2 and under, and Rocky Mount residents may visit for free on Sundays.

For more information, please call 252-972-1266.