Hands-on Fun is Engineered for Speed at the Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (November 22, 2017): The Engineered for Speed exhibit in the Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery has been redesigned with new user-friendly racing experiences for all. The renewed exhibition will reopen on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The way visitors design and build their cars in one of the Museum’s most popular science exhibits has been completely revamped, using visitor suggestions and observing visitor experience over the past several years. For those not yet ready to build their own vehicle, a Gravity Track allows visitors to test pre-made cars on a variety of jumps, ramps, and loop-the-loops.  A new highlight of the exhibit is a fantastic full-scale race car provided by Red River Co-op Speedway. Visitors can climb aboard and imagine themselves in a real race.

“The race track has always been popular with Science Gallery visitors of all ages. We are thrilled to have created some new engaging activities for our visitors with Engineered for Speed,” boasts Scott Young, Manager of the Science Gallery and Planetarium.  “We tested our prototypes with visitors over the past year to improve the instructions and test the design of the new Gravity Track. The whole team was involved, from our science presenters to the designers to the visitors.”

The Engineered for Speed racing experience is open daily during regular Museum hours and is sure to be a highlight for Science Gallery visits, booked birthday parties and school.


Media are invited to a photo and interview opportunity on:
Friday, November 24 between 9 and 10 am in the Science Gallery
RSVP jtresoor@manitobamuseum.ca
Note: Low lighting conditions.