Coaster science exhibit opens in San Jose

Posted Friday, October 22, 2004 9:32 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Ontario Science Center's Scream Machines exhibit has started a run at San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation. Among other things, Mike Graham's Black Plague model is featured.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:10 AM
This overall exhibit is DEFINETLY worth seeing if anyone is in the area. I saw it at COSI in Ohio. It's also cool to see the camera on Mike's coaster. Lots of fun coaster stuff to interact with.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 10:57 AM
Does anyone have any information on the exhibit's tour schedule? I'm hoping to see if it is coming by the Maryland/DC area. Thanks to anyone who can help!
Jennifer
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Friday, October 22, 2004 12:34 PM
this is definitely a fun exhibit ... i saw it when it was in honolulu in july.. g force was kinda cool.
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Friday, October 22, 2004 12:46 PM
Jenny -- as of right now, The Tech is the last museum to book the exhibit and OSC plans to bring it back home after its run ends in San Jose.

Scream Machines Booking Info: http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/business/ts/scream/booking.asp

Ontario Science Centre produces excellent exhibits for rental, though my understanding has been that The Black Plague doesn't always work well. Given its age and the abuse these things see, that's not surprising. I've been giving a lot of thought to finding a way of integrating CoasterDynamix into a museum environment and seeing how those models stand up to rigorous use.

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Friday, October 22, 2004 12:52 PM
Chernabog, thank you very much!
Jenny
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Friday, October 22, 2004 5:18 PM
janfrederick's avatar Do you know the way to ...

Forget it... ;)

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Friday, October 22, 2004 11:34 PM

It all comes down to vomit in the end, and everyone knows kids just love to talk about barf.

LOL! I'd love to see this in person. Maybe after it returns to Ohio I'll go check it out. After all, Ohio is a whole lot closer than California...

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Saturday, October 23, 2004 12:26 AM
I live in the DC area too, that would be cool to see. Ontario's a little far to drive for a museum exhibit.*** This post was edited by Drachen Fire 10/23/2004 12:26:26 AM ***
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Saturday, October 23, 2004 1:20 AM
Yeah, but you have the Spy museum (just got back, Grrrreat!!), Smithsonian, 2 Aero-space museums, Holocaust museum, and tons more to see. You don't need no stinkin coaster exhibit;).
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Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:44 AM
Coolness. I'll be on Santana Row today and I'll definitely take a look. Anyone else going today?
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Saturday, October 23, 2004 6:17 PM
Wait.....is this the one that was in the I/O Section at COSI Columbus? the one withthe ARROWBATIC car?
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Sunday, October 24, 2004 4:05 PM
TeknoScorpion: Oh yes we do! I still need to go to the spy museum, haven't been there yet.
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Sunday, October 24, 2004 9:47 PM
The looping bike is worth the experience alone! If the exhibit is the same as when it came through the Carnegie Science Center a few years ago, this is what you should expect:

+Looping bike
+Coaster model
+Marble-style coaster construction sets
+Kiosks explaining chain dogs and wheel configurations
+Roller coaster simulator (plays videos from the "America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills" series)
+centrifugal force demo
+Spinning tunnel (such as those found in dark rides)

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