BOSTON -- As February vacation week winds down, there's still plenty of time to check out some of the new additions to the Museum of Science.
Design Zone is a brand-new interactive exhibit that teaches participants the concept behind a creative design. The exhibit is separated into art, music and engineering areas, all of which show the relationship between the math side of the brain and the creative side. For example, kids will learn how slope and acceleration come into play when they use them to design their own roller coaster or skate park. Or they can visualize how algebra is a major part of hip-hop beat sequencing.
Design Zone is appropriate for all ages, though really young children may not totally grasp some of the concepts. Expect to have to wait your turn, as most of the activities only allow for one or two people at a time. Admission is included with a ticket to the Exhibit Halls, which is $22 for adults, $20 for ages 60 and above, $19 for ages 3-11.
The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea also opened last weekend as the newest film in the Mugar Omni Theater. The Last Reef explores the beautiful (and diminishing) world of the Earth's coral reefs. The film, shot mostly on the reefs of Palau, shows the important relationship that reef life forms have with the rest of the underwater ecosystem. While the amazing detail of the vibrant coral reef life is the focal point, the message of the film is clear: We've got to save those reefs.
The Last Reef: Cities Beneath The Sea is suitable for all ages and runs for 39 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for ages 60 and above, $8 for ages 3-11.
For more information, visit www.mos.org.