Legos take over the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - You may have some Legos in your home, but did you know it’s the company's vision is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow? 

The Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach is fulfilling that mission and wants to open every mind to science.  They are doing it using those little plastic bricks called Legos.
 
Thursday afternoon students from three Palm Beach County schools, including these kids from Royal Palm Beach elementary, showed up at the science center to check out the newest exhibit called "Travel Adventure featuring Lego bricks."
 
"There is a lot of learning through play, so you see colors, there's ramps you can race cars down, there's engineering design challenges, so you're learning physics, you're learning gravity, you're learning so many things throughout this exhibit," says Melinda Velasquez Director of Marketing for the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
 
Inside you can design your car, then put it in front of a camera, then using a visual effect transport your vehicle to a scenic location.  Then you can e-mail the picture back to yourself.

 
You can build a car and then drive it in a simulator.

 
There are also several travel Lego transportation models on display.
 
And the big thing, which everyone seems to be into, is racing a car of your own design down a track.
 
While I was at the Science Center two adorable little girls built their cars and were ready to race.

 

"Ready Girls?  Three, two, one," says Melinda.

The cars raced down the track to the bin at the bottom.
  
"Now they can go back and pick up their cars, make them better, design them to be faster, design them to be stronger, and it keeps them here for hours and hours," brags Melinda.
 
Being a Lego junkie, I wanted to build and race my own car so Melinda and I got to work.

Travel Adventure runs at the South Florida Science Center through September 23.

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