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Lied Discovery Children’s Museum exhibit to focus on rotation

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Visitors can take a "spin" on the Lied Discovery Children Museum's first exhibit of the year, set to open on Jan. 15.

"Spin: The Science of Rotation" will allow kids to explore concepts such as friction and inertia through a series of hands-on displays such as the “Human Centrifuge” and “Let It Roll,” where various objects racing along a track demonstrate the power of friction.

The exhibit will be open from Jan. 15 through May 15. Admission to the museum is $9.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.

Developed by the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, N.C., the exhibition "seemed like a good fit for us," said Brock Radke, the museum's spokesman, by giving kids a chance to see "how these things translate into everyday life."

The Discovery Museum usually attracts three traveling exhibits each year, Radke said, and as part of its mission, the museum will offer free admission for Clark County School District first-grade field trips.

"Our mission is to make learning fun," he said.

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