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Build! Create! Innovate!
August 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2022
The Putnam’s newest exhibit featuring KEVA Planks will introduce visitors of all ages to problem solving and abstract thinking using mathematics, physics, and design. Build! Create! Innovate! includes 3,600 square feet of building space and over 15,000 KEVA Planks, along with photography of local architecture and a pre-built bridge, Kone Tower, and the Putnam’s iconic Velie automobile.
Equally appealing to children and adults, KEVA Planks require very little instruction and allow guests to unleash their creativity. Children will discover the joy of physics, engineering, and design. Adults will build alongside kids, testing their own abilities at a higher level and taller heights. Teachers will be empowered and equipped to challenge students to imagine, design, and build their own structures… all within the museum.
Precision-cut, identical construction blocks, KEVA Planks are about ¼-inch thick, ¾-inch wide, and 4 ½-inches long and stack with surprising stability, without glue or connectors. Using only gravity, visitors of all ages will engage with physics to achieve balance, optimum proportion, and a steady structure. Visitors will be encouraged to create castles, bridges, trains, and full scenes such as landscapes, farms, or your favorite area of the Quad Cities.
Included in general admission we hope you join us in building, creating, and innovating through the summer!