Hands-On Harley-Davidson

Opens January 21, 2017

Opening Weekend, January 21 & 22:
Meet author Jean Davidson, granddaughter of Harley-Davidson co-founder Walter Davison.

Hit the road with America’s most iconic and beloved motorcycle at the Hands-On Harley-Davidson exhibit at The Strong® museum when it makes a stop on its national tour. Explore a pretend engineering lab and motorcycle dealership, and use technology, engineering, and math concepts to dream up a bike design, build a prototype, and take it for a test drive:

  • Learn how acceleration, speed, friction, gravity, and other laws of physics affect a motorcycle in motion at the Jump Track, Loop Track, Half-Pipe, and Roller Coaster.
  • Step into a dealership bay and create a custom motorcycle based on the classic Harley-Davidson Road King® using interchangeable motor parts and accessories.
  • Rev the engine and take a first-person video test drive across the United States and international touring route. Working turn signals, audio and wind effects, and a throttle that controls the speed of the ride complete the experience.
  • Track fuel, exhaust, and other motorcycle systems with a computer challenge.
  • View a video of real motorcycle mechanics hard at work and learn about motorcycle engine parts.
  • Role-play as a Community Service Officer (a person who helps the police and other public servants) and learn about traffic safety and hand signals.
  • Check out the helmets and gear that help keep riders safe.

Hands-On Harley-Davidson was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Hands-On Harley-Davidson and Harley-Davidson® are trademarks of Harley-Davidson and are used with permission. © 2017 Harley-Davidson. All rights reserved.

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