Hop in a real, full-size Chevy Spark car. Roll up your sleeves and get to work practicing your driving, climb a mountain of tires and learn about auto safety with Bill Nye the Science Guy. See South Carolina's largest safety belt.

What are we learning?

  • Motor Skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Muscle and bone development
  • Cognitive development
  •  Recall skills (memory)
  • Concrete learning experiences
  • Muscle development
  • Pattern recognition

 

  • Analytical skills
  • Recall skills (memory)
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Mechanical understanding

 

 

  • Encourage your child to play with the ball ramp on the wall. Have a race with them and ask which ball will win. 
  • Sit in the car with your child and let them ask questions. Explain what different parts of the car do, and what keeps them safe while on the road like the seatbelt.

 

  • Encourage your child to play with the ball ramp on the wall. Have a race with them and ask which ball will win. Encourage your child to ask questions.
  • Sit in the car with your child and let them ask questions. Explain what different parts of the car do, and what keeps them safe while on the road like the seatbelt.
  • Explore the gears on the wall with your child and try to build a section of linking gears together.
  • Show your child the area where you can raise the car on the wall and take off the tires. Let them ask questions. 

  • Encourage your child to play with the ball ramp on the wall. 
  • Have a race with them and ask which ball will win. 
  • Ask why some balls are faster to finish than others. 
  • Encourage your child to ask questions. 
  • Sit in the car with your child and let them ask questions. Explain what different parts of the car do, and what makes the car run (such as gas, oil, coolant, etc.) 
  • Explore the gears on the wall with your child and try to build a section of linking gears together.
  • Show your child the area where you can raise the car on the wall and take off the tires. Let them ask questions.

 

 

  • Go over car safety with your child. Explain to them the importance of seat belts. 
  • Explore your method of transportation with your child. Show them the main parts of the car and explain what they do like the wheel, pedals, seatbelts, etc.

 

  • Go over car safety with your child. Explain to them the importance of seat belts.
  • Use a bicycle as an example to change a tire or clean the gears (maintenance).
  • Show your child how gas is pumped into the car. 

  • Go over car safety with your child. Explain to them the importance of seat belts.
  • Use a bicycle as an example to change a tire or clean the gears (maintenance).
  • Show your child how gas is pumped into the car.

 

  • Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks from A to Z 
    By Richard Scarry
  • Toot Too Beep Beep
    By Emma Garcia
  • Maisy’s Race Car: A Go with Maisy 
    By Lucy Cousins
  • And the Cars Go…
    By William Bee
  • Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
    By Richard Scarry
  • Cars: Rushing! Honking! Zooming!
    By Patricia Hubbell
  • Cool Cars (Amazing Machines)
    By Tony Mitton
  • Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem
    By Jennifer Oxley
  • Car Science 
    By Richard Hammond
  • The Car
    By Gary Paulsen
  • Giant Vehicles
    By Rod Green
  • Construction Vehicles (How Machines Work)
    By Terry Jennings
Hours Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission
Members Free
Children and Adults $11.50
Seniors (age 62+) $10.50
Military (with ID) $10.50
Educator (with ID) $10.50
Groups (15+ w/RSVP) $8.50
Children under two Free