SYRACUSE, New York – (August 5, 2021) – WonderWorks Syracuse has many exhibits that teach guests about science in a fun and interesting way. The attraction is adding a new science exhibit about earthquakes, called Good Vibrations, opening on August 6, 2021. The educational exhibit will take a closer look at the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, Tennessee and explore how they document seismic activity around the world. Because many local educators requested an exhibit on this topic, WonderWorks gave them the honor of naming it.
“We love that teachers are the inspiration behind this new exhibit,” explains Jon Cascella, general manager for WonderWorks Syracuse. “We are happy to provide people with a way to learn more science, and it’s great to be able to share the important work done at the Tuckaleechee Caverns.”
Considered to be the most sensitive seismic station on the planet, the Tuckaleechee Caverns detect all tectonic movement in the world. Regardless of size, they can detect the tectonic movement of any earthquake anywhere in the world, and they can even detect when a country is testing nuclear weapons. Within seconds the caverns are able to gather important information and immediately – within 300th of a millisecond – provide helpful data to the U.S. Military, Vienna, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland. The information collected and provided to authorities is crucial to national security, and it helps scientists better understand earthquakes.
The importance of the Tuckaleechee Caverns will be spotlighted in the Good Vibrations exhibit opening at Wonderworks Syracuse. The exhibit meets STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) educational standards on seismic activity and earthquakes. This new exhibit is one of many STEAM-related exhibits in the facility, joining others like the Bed of Nails, the Hurricane Shack, the EVA Suit and more.
Good Vibrations was not only requested by teachers, but they also helped name it in an exclusive poll. Here are the results:
Good Vibrations - 197
Shake, Rattle & Roll - 181
The Fault Lies Here - 114
It's Ground Breaking – 73
“This is just one more great exhibit we have to offer that will help people learn STEAM-related topics and have fun while they are doing it,” added Cascella.
WonderWorks Syracuse also launched several other educational programs this year, including its virtual learning labs, the CNY Art Contest, and Homeschool Days. WonderWorks also offers group rates, scouting programs, sensory days, birthday parties, and corporate events.
WonderWorks Syracuse features an indoor 70-foot tall suspended ropes course, laser tag, a 4D XD motion theater, and the Wonder Zones, which include the Extreme Weather Zone, the Physical Challenge Zone, the Space Discovery Zone, the Light & Sound Zone, the Imagination Lab and the Wonder Art Gallery. For more information, visit the website at: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/destiny.
WonderWorks, a science-focused indoor amusement park, combines both education and entertainment into one venue. With over 100 hands-on exhibits, there is something unique and challenging for all ages. Feel the power of 71 mph hurricane-force winds in the Hurricane Shack. Make life-sized bubbles in the Bubble Lab. Get the NASA treatment and experience zero gravity in our Astronaut Training Gyro. Nail it by lying on the death-defying Bed of Nails. WonderWorks is located in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Panama City Beach, Myrtle Beach, Syracuse and Branson. For more information, visit WonderWorksonline.com/destiny and follow @WonderWorksDestiny on Facebook, @WonderWorksDUSA on Twitter, and @WonderWorks_dusa on Instagram.