GREENSBORO, NC — Hands-On Harley-Davidson, a traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in partnership with the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is coming to the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) this January. GSC members and members of the media are invited to preview the exhibit on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will open to all GSC guests on Saturday, January 25, 2020 and remain open through May 17, 2020.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the GSC is partnering with Riding High Harley-Davidson to provide children ages 3 – 7 the opportunity to test drive an IRONe Electric Balance Bike. The Riding High Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bike Experience will be offered during the following times for the length of the exhibit:
• Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Sundays: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please note: a parent or legal guardian must accompany children and sign a waiver in order to participate in this experience.
Hands-On Harley-Davidson invites children to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities as they explore a pretend motorcycle dealership featuring two kid-sized motorcycles inspired by a Harley-Davidson Road King®.
Guests will have the opportunity to “Dream It!,” “Build It!” and “Ride It!” as they create a motorcycle using interchangeable custom motor parts and accessories, including seats, saddle bags, mirrors, and a variety of engine components. Once their bike is built, children can gear-up, climb on and select interactive videos that provide a first-person riding experience. Working turn signals, audio and wind effects, and a throttle that controls the speed of the ride complete the experience. An international map and computer activity provides math challenges and maintenance information for fuel, exhaust and other systems to ensure a safe trip.
The pretend dealership’s service department shows children a video of real mechanics hard at work. Outside the dealership, a second bike with interchangeable parts and costumes lets children role-play as a motorcycle-riding community service-officer, and includes a “see yourself” component along with opportunities to learn about traffic safety, protective gear and preparing for a trip.
Admission to Hands-On Harley-Davidson as well as the Riding High Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bike Experience is free with general admission or GSC membership. General admission is $14.50 for adults ages 14 – 64, $13.50 for children ages 3 – 13, and $13.50 for seniors ages 65+. Children 2 and under are free.
About the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years – from birth to age 10. The Museum’s mission is supported by the development of hands-on exhibits and programs for children, and adult education programs that focus on early childhood brain development, learning styles, parenting skills and how the Museum environment can be used to promote a young child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth.
About The Harley-Davidson Foundation and Harley-Davidson
The Harley-Davidson Foundation seeks to meet the basic needs of the communities where we work, improve the lives of our stakeholders and encourage social responsibility. Established in 1993, The Foundation pursues partnerships with charitable organizations focused on education, health and the environment. For more information, see www.harley-davidson.com
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com
The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state’s first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The GSC is also NC’s only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.greensboroscience.org