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- Castle Workalot
Step back in time to a medieval world of castles, knights, queens, kings, and simple machines in the newest exhibit at the Orpheum. You’ll enjoy hands-on play while exploring and creating with machines and building structures. In this land, inhabitants only work a little, as simple machines cleverly bear the burden of the load.
Explore the marvelous machines of Workalot below!
Imagine yourself as a medieval character, and then take rule of the scaled castle complete with drawbridge, dragon's lair, and moat. As the royal engineer, move water through the land with pulleys, gears, levers, and wheels.
A declaration has been made for engineers of the royal court to build a strong and sturdy bridge to span the royal steps and to build flying buttresses.
Amaze yourself with what can happen when levers, balls, and gravity meet. Can you change the path of the ball to avoid the dungeon?
Try lifting different weights of flour bags and see how pulleys can make lifting much, much easier.
Even the smallest of carpenters can build with tools and participate in different trades and jobs important to life in a castle.
Royal Dining and Kitchen
There are many chores to do in the castle, and you’ll discover how to accomplish everyday tasks with simple machines. Cook on the hearth and make work easier with pulleys, levers, and gears during your stay in the castle.