• The Truck, Service Area and Map

    Our full size Peterbilt semi-truck is a highlight...» View More
  • Gears & Which Way Wall

    At the Gears & Which Way Wall, children...» View More
  • Ball Wall

    The Ball Wall brings physical science concepts to...» View More
  • WHOOSH!

    Where the power of air is made visible...» View More
  • Construction Yard

    Have a seat and build a tower, a...» View More
  • Construction Zone

    This kid-powered construction site gets the creative juices...» View More
  • Light It Up!

    Children crave to create and this life-sized LiteBrite...» View More
  • Art Wall

    Experiment with unusual art techniques at KidsQuest's Art...» View More

The Garage

Sponsored by PACCAR

The Garage is designed for ALL visitors - children and adults alike! Each exhibit lays the foundation for scientific comprehension through experimentation and inventiveness.

The Truck, Service Area and Map

Our full size Peterbilt semi-truck is a highlight for many children and adults. Imaginations run wild at this favorite spot in the Museum. Climb on in, turn the key and drive to far off places!

Continue the imaginative play at the Truck Service Area. Here an interactive diesel fueling tank is attached to a map illustrating how far a truck can travel on a full, half or quarter tank of gas.

License plates are a great place for children to learn about the United States and explore the force of magnetism.

Gears & Which Way Wall

At the Gears & Which Way Wall, children can experiment with gravity, gears and magnetism. On one side, test how many ways to use the widgets to get the puck to the bottom. On the other side figure out how big of a gear system you can build.

Sponsored by Alison & Barry Shaw

Ball Wall

The Ball Wall brings physical science concepts to life as children discover simple machines. Children explore how the lever, pulley, wheel, screw, wedge and inclined plane are used in combination to create a pathway for the ball to travel down the wall. This area promotes cooperative play as children work together through trial and error to find solutions.

Sponsored by Alison & Barry Shaw

WHOOSH!

Where the power of air is made visible! This kinetic art sculpture allows visitors to create music using their hands, send scarves flying and balance beach balls all with the force of air!

Sponsored by Rick Saada and the City of Bellevue

Construction Yard

Have a seat and build a tower, a road or a house! Children learn about gravity, stability, weight, balance and systems from building with blocks. Dramatic play is also a part of block building. Encourage a child to create a story to go along with his/her construction! It's not just building with blocks that is educational - so is the clean up. Sorting and storing blocks teaches classification and one-to-one correspondence, which are important math skills.

Sponsored by Alison & Barry Shaw

Construction Zone

This kid-powered construction site gets the creative juices flowing and builds a foundation of math and engineering concepts to help children in school and beyond! Safety goggles, gloves and hard hats can be worn while children use math and problem solving skills with a variety of tools and materials to design, plan and build to their heart's content.

Sponsored by GLY Construction, Inc.

Light It Up!

Children crave to create and this life-sized LiteBrite is perfect for the artist inside everyone. Using their imagination and hundreds of multi-colored pegs, children will develop their fine motor and sensory skills while they watch their creation light up!

Art Wall

Experiment with unusual art techniques at KidsQuest's Art Wall! Create a community masterpiece on a vertical surface using different mediums and tools. Revisit the wall throughout the year for a new experience each time!