Design Zone & Brain Teasers

Design Zone

May 27-August 6
What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster that produces the biggest thrills? In Design Zone, visitors can go behind the scenes and see how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math to do the amazing things they do. Design Zone explores mathematical concepts like patterns, variable, scale, slope and ratios used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators.

Design Zone was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

Brain Teasers

May 27-August 6
This exhibit, produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, offers 21 challenges for puzzle enthusiasts of all ages. The exhibit is designed to sharpen problem-solving skills and provide plenty of fun. Brain twisters include unraveling mathematical conundrums, separating linked objects and then reassembling them, arranging geometric shapes to form new ones, and much more. To solve these puzzles, visitors must use creative thinking and problem solving strategies such as looking for patterns, thinking ahead, setting aside preconceived ideas, and looking at problems from different perspectives.