The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art presents SPEED: Science in Motion, January 23 - May 1, 2016

Nov 17, 2015, 09:00 ET from Midland Center for the Arts

MIDLAND, Mich., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's fast. It's fun. It's SPEED: Science in Motion with exciting, hands-on exhibits to test your potential as a Formula One driver.

Visitors will investigate the technology of Formula One auto racing, from physics and engineering to human endurance and biology in a thrilling racetrack-style exhibition providing an exhilarating look at the world of Formula One racing complete with pit lane, workshop, and physical testing environments.

Experience the thrill of race car culture as you learn about the science, engineering, and finesse involved in racing a 1,400-pound car at over 200 miles per hour.

Observe a full-scale replica Formula One Car to learn how these speedy machines are designed to be aerodynamic. Get up close when you change a tire or put together an engine.

Explore the connection between your biology and these speedy cars. Do you have the reflexes and brain function to withstand the physical and mental stresses of racing? Climb into the race simulator and find out!

Also coming to the galleries in January: Capturing Design: Masters of Automobile Art; Rex Burnett: Hot Rod Cutaway Drawings; and Steve Maloney: This is Where the Rubber Meets the Road.

All these exhibitions will be on display in the galleries of the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art inside Midland Center for the Arts. Exhibition is locally sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company; Dow Corning Corporation; Tri-City Motor Speedway; Saginaw Valley State University; Great Lakes Loons; and local McDonald's. Print Sponsor: Quick Reliable Printing. Media Sponsor: WCMU Public Broadcasting.

Exhibition created by Scitech Discovery Centre, Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions Inc.

Midland Center for the Arts, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation formed under the laws of the State of Michigan incorporating six groups: Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Center Stage Choirs, Center Stage Theatre, MATRIX:MIDLAND, Midland County Historical Society, and Midland Symphony Orchestra. Activities at Midland Center for the Arts are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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