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Sportsology Returns to ScienceWorks

(ASHLAND, OREGON) Sportsology is back! After two years on the road, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum welcomes back their traveling exhibit Sportsology, an exploration of the science of sports. Sportsology, opening on September 24, is composed of a series of hands-on challenges that allow visitors to test their athletic abilities, while learning how their bodies work. Interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore, compare and experiment with the human parameters behind the sports we love.

“Sports are an important part of our lives, and by many accounts, are directly linked to health, self-esteem and community building,” says Executive Director Chip Lindsey. “Especially in this region, sports bring us together and celebrate this great machine we call our body.”

Sportsology introduces the science of the human body through popular pastimes and promotes healthy choices and increased body awareness. Through this common experience, Sportsology encourages hands-on explorations that test visitor’s levels of fitness and athletic ability, including strength, speed, endurance, balance, coordination and agility.

Some of the major exhibits including the Vertical Vault, Action Reaction Wall, Great Grip and the Wheelchair Racer, have been refurbished and revitalized from the San Diego Hall of Champions. Other exhibits in Sportsology, including the highly popular Pitching Cage and Hang Time, are ScienceWorks originals.

ScienceWorks has received national and international attention for the quality of its exhibits. ScienceWorks has sold exhibits to museums in Singapore, Belgium and Calgary, as well as dozens of US museums. The Sportsology exhibition will be available through the winter for school field trips as well as the general public.

ScienceWorks is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.  Admission is $7 for children ages 2 – 12 and seniors 65 and older, and $9 for adults. Members and children under 2 are free. For more information, visit www.scienceworksmuseum.org.

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