The Most Famous Toy Vehicles on the Planet on Display
All roads lead to Los Angeles as Discovery Cube LA opens Hot Wheels™:Race to Win™.
This new family exhibit is expected to get visitors revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels® fans. There is something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans as visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster. Hot Wheels: Race to Win will make a pit stop on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Discovery Cube LA. The exhibition will be on display through April 28, 2019 before it continues on its tour throughout North America.
“This family learning experience provides hands-on opportunities for parents to explain complex physics concepts in fun ways utilizing the popular Hot Wheels toy cars as they experiment with different principles to see which makes a car go fastest,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of the museum that produced the exhibit, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Visitors will have a chance to be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the fastest and safest speed machines on the planet, using Hot Wheels die-cast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars and helps families who have the need for speed understand how it is achieved.
“Generations of children have enjoyed the thrill and speed of racing with Hot Wheels, and this new interactive exhibit now brings families together to learn what brings racing to life in a fun and memorable way,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director, Global Live Events & Attractions, Mattel.
The Pit Stop Challenge will allow visitors to race the clock – and their family and friends – to change tires and refuel the car. A 6 lane downhill speed track, booster power track, adjustable angles track, and timing track are just a few of the ways visitors will be able to test their theories regarding the science of racing and cause and effect. Real race car parts, authentic artifacts, and captivating memorabilia will round out the experience.
Introduced by Mattel in 1968, the “tricked-out” toy cars have come a long way (both in the die-cast and life-size varieties). More than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels cars have been created and more than 4 billion Hot Wheels die-cast cars have been sold. Don’t miss the opportunity to push the limits of your imagination and learn about the world of racing in this all-new exhibit. Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.
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