10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
COST: Included with museum admission • FREE for Members!
Discover the creative process behind Rube Goldberg’s fantastically ridiculous machines and dream up your own inventions in this new exhibit, open from Sept. 28 - Jan. 5.
This exhibit showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and inventor Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations and humorous storytelling, celebrating his skills as both an artist and inventor.
You’ll activate and create crazy chain-reaction contraptions that use everyday objects to complete simple tasks in the most overcomplicated, inefficient and hilarious ways possible.
Rube Goldberg machines are many things, but they aren’t perfect. Find the fun in failure as you step into the role of illustrator, storyteller and inventor!
The exhibit uses authentic 3D recreations inspired by original Rube Goldberg illustrations with newly created interactive components, designed and built by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, to convey the humorous narratives and inventive thinking that embody Rube’s work. His contraptions become not only an entry point for deeper exploration of themes related to storytelling, but to the way things work.
Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention Exhibit! is created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Heirs of Rube Goldberg.