From September 24, 2021 through January 10, 2022, The Scott Family Amazeum will present GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes, organized by Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh). From schoolyards and mountain trails to bustling city streets, we encounter bicycles nearly every day in Northwest Arkansas. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has affected how people live, work, and play. Its popularity has only grown over time, and it is as relevant today as it was 100 ago.
Because the bicycle is so commonplace, it's easy to take for granted how it actually works. The bicycle is an elegant example of basic science principles and material science. Visitors learn how bikes work; what the history/evolution of the bike is; the science and technology behind the machine; and how bikes have impacted our culture. Like the bicycle itself, the exhibition has been designed to appeal to people of all ages and with diverse interests, from STEM to design to history to art.
The Amazeum is excited to host this interactive experience here in the #MTBcapitaloftheworld. Bicycles are an integral part of the culture, economy and quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. The museum brings this exhibit to the region to support educating people about bicycles as not only a mode of transportation, but also as an example of how integrating the arts and sciences leads to innovation. Everyone who is interested in cycling will love discovering the science, technology, engineering, art and math in a bicycle.
GEAR UP includes 10 bikes exemplifying these categories:
In addition, the exhibition includes a dozen interactive science exhibits, including:
The exhibit is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Admission to the Amazeum is $10 for adults and children age 2 and older and includes access to GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes. Children under 2 and Amazeum Members are admitted free every day.
For more details, visit amazeum.org. The Amazeum is requesting all guests age 2 and older wear masks during their visit.