OMSI Exhibit Features Mazes

Portland, Ore. – OMSI is telling families to get lost!–and get their hands on some brain-bending science–in the new Mazes feature exhibition which opens to the public on Saturday, February 7!

Visitors will be challenged to explore 13 interactive mazes and come face to face with mystifying illusions and mind-boggling puzzles! Each maze features a dynamic environment where guests will discover a surprise around every corner, and develop new methods of problem-solving through improvisation, trial and error, observation and testing, and logic and reasoning.

Solve puzzles and patterns, challenge the relationship between the mind and the eye and nurture your inner musician! Mazes offers challenging and interactive maze experiences for all ages including the Music Maze, Puzzle Maze, Color Maze and Maze of Illusions! Guests can also run a marathon with their fingers in the Continuous Quad Maze or become a “webmaster,” climbing over and under without getting tangled, through an intricate web of ropes.

“Puzzles and brainteasers are part of everyday life–from navigating crowds to tackling the daily crossword puzzle–our brains are constantly problem-solving,” says OMSI President Nancy Stueber. “At Mazes, guests of every age can learn how our minds work to solve these challenges, and put their own skills to the test in a variety of fun and exciting ways.”

Mazes will be on display in the Featured Exhibit Hall at OMSI from February 7, 2015 to May 6, 2015.

Media: Visit omsi.edu/press for exhibit photos and additional information.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.

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