New SPARK City exhibit opens Tuesday

(ABC 6 News) – SPARK Children’s Museum in Rochester is opening its newest exhibit.

The newest exhibit at SPARK features multiple hands-on interactive exhibits situated in 800 square feet of stunning city-like landscapes.

Like any city, this one has a lot going on: power plants, water systems, traffic jams, weather patterns, layout planning and of course, lots of neighbors who call this place home.

Visitors of SPARK City will realize through hands-on play that the Building a Smarter City exhibit is one giant, interconnected game. Each of the city’s systems affects the others and changing one thing may have unintended consequences.

The object of the game is to experience and understand human connections and sustainability.

The interactive exhibit, built by Split Rock Studios based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, will feature multiple components from towering graphic skyscrapers and climb-through structures, to interactive pipes indicating if the city is healthy or not, a bike-riding station, a maze table, a power station where neighbors will see how the different types of energy sources affect our environment, and projection play with interactive coloring through tablets, a Lego station, and so much more for visitors to explore.

SPARK members are invited to an exclusive experience on Monday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until noon.

SPARK City officially opens to all guests on Tuesday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

SPARK is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Thursdays.