SpectrUM to Bring Motion Exhibit to Rocky Boy, Box Elder

September 24, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area will bring its popular “Motion” exhibit to Rocky Boy and Box Elder on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29-30.

Rocky Boy schoolchildren will participate in guided field trips of the exhibit on Sept. 29, where it will be set up in the Rocky Boy Elementary School gymnasium. On Sept. 30, Box Elder schoolchildren will tour the exhibit at the Box Elder High School gymnasium, followed by a free family science night from 5 to 7 p.m. which is open to the public.

Highlights of “Motion” include a giant turntable from the San Francisco Exploratorium, a Bernoulli Blower and a flight simulator. Children and families will explore concepts of mass and gravity, spinning, air pressure and Newton’s laws of motion.

Since 2007, spectrUM has traveled exhibits and educators to more than 26 counties and all seven Montana reservations. 

“We travel hands-on science around the state, transforming gymnasiums and cafeterias into powerful science learning centers that help inspire Montana’s next generation of scientists, health care providers, engineers and visionaries,” said Holly Truitt, spectrUM director.

“Motion” is also on display at the spectrUM Discovery Area at 218 E. Front St. in downtown Missoula from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3.50 per person.

For more information or to book a school visit, call SpectrUM’s STEM Education Program Manager Jessie Herbert at 406-728-7836 or visit http://www.spectrum.umt.edu.


Contact: Jessie Herbert, museum manager, spectrUM Discovery Area, 406-728-7836, jessie.herbert@umontana.edu.