Pause|Play at Fleet Science Center


No Adulting Allowed!

Pause|Play at Fleet Science Center is the newest exhibition! An invitation for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play. Science has shown that play has a number of cognitive, social, emotional and physical benefits at any age—but we think it’s just downright fun!

The exhibition features some of your favorite playground activities and gives them a scientific twist.

  • Clock your speed as you slip down a 15-foot-high, 31-foot-long slide.
  • Discover the Coriolis effect while spinning on the merry-go-round.
  • Learn about Newton’s Second Law of Motion in a demonstration of your mad hopscotch skills.
  • Find out if you can ride a tricycle with square wheels.
  • Play hide-and-seek with color-distortion lenses.
  • And enjoy many more incredible experiences!

Pause|Play takes your favorite childhood pastimes and brings them to a modern indoor space that has just one rule:



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