November 11, 2001
Sci Trek is a wonderful interactive museum located next to the Atlanta Civic Center. The purpose of the museum is to show children through hands-on exhibits how science works. For example, levers are explained as kids are challenged to lift punching bags that weigh more than they do. Optical illusions are demonstrated as people walk into a slanted room to see themselves on a television screen walking across a flat floor. Tactile exhibits where zebra fur and dinosaur bones may be touched are available. Demonstrations of how electricity and other such natural phenomon are harnassed are announced throughout the day. In the Kid Zone, children make noises with different objects in the music room. They shoot water with hoses at objects in plexiglass at the crazy water exhibit. This is a wonderful half day adventure suitable for the whole family.
Sci Trek is located next door to the Atlanta Civic Center. Free parking is available up front but on busy days such as Family Day (Held once a year. Families let into the museum for free. Always a fun day to visit Sci Trek but VERY crowded.) paid parking is $5 by the Civic Center. Another option is MARTA. Sci Trek is just a few blocks walk from the Civic Center MARTA exit.
From journal Atlanta with the Family