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K’NEX builders do thrill ride science at museum

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Children and adults can build colorful structures and explore the physical forces of amusement rides through experiments with the “K'NEX: Building Thrill Rides” traveling exhibition through Sept. 5 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

Builders can construct their own design or use the provided diagrams at the K'NEX building table and stimulate creativity, curiosity and imagination.

Many families work together to construct a Ferris wheel, windmill, large helicopter, dragster or swing set. Take home the souvenir K'NEX structure by using the K'NEX weigh and pay station.

The American Museum of Science and Energy is at 300 S. Tulane Ave. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.