This exhibit showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions and celebrates his imaginative techniques, humorous storytelling and inventive skills. Like Rube Goldberg, you can activate and create crazy chain-reaction contraptions that use everyday objects to complete simple tasks in the most overcomplicated, inefficient and hilarious ways possible!
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Move balls and ramps to trigger chain reaction machines
- Pull ropes to start a series of musical chain reactions
- Step into one of Rube's iconic wearables for a one-of-a-kind photo opp
- Create a hilarious cartoon
- And much more!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Gain insight into the legacy of Rube Goldberg
- Discover and reimagine engineering principles
- Explore 21st-century STEAM concepts
- Build skills like cooperation, perseverance and patience
- Find the fun and value in failing
Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST daily, closed Mondays.
We're excited for you to visit the Indiana State Museum! When you purchase admission online, you save $1 per ticket.
Ticket prices: Adult - $14.00 | Senior - $13.00 | Youth - $9.00
If you have trouble completing your purchase, call us at 317.232.1637 to speak to one of our ticketing agents.
Special thanks to our supporter
This exhibit was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with the heirs of Rube Goldberg.