The America On Wheels museum, at 5 North Front Street, opened in 2008 and features more than cars. As a museum of over-the-road transportation, it is home to all modes of wheeled transportation, including bicycles, trucks, and carriages in addition to their car collection. In the interactive exhibits, visitors can have photos taken in the driver’s seat of a mini-Indy racecar, find out what type of vehicle they are most naturally suited to, test their knowledge of auto tools and their functions and even design their own car.
With a mission to promote learning about science, math, and technology through hands-on problem solving, the Da Vinci Science Center, located at 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, is a facility that contains more than 200 fun, interactive, hands-on exhibits that stimulate curiosity and intellectual exploration. One of the many impressive exhibits that can be found is: View Space, which features electronic images direct from NASA on a large screen and breathtaking still images of the Orion Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Da Vinci Science Center is the only organization in northeastern Pennsylvania authorized to display the images which reveal a tapestry of star formation.
Prepare for an adrenaline rush! Indoor karting is the new wave in entertainment. Get your blood pumping with vehicles that reach speeds nearing 45mph on an indoor 1/4 mile road course style track, located at 649 South Tenth Street.
Among the antique vehicles in the Mack Trucks Museum’s collection is one of the original sightseeing buses built by Jack and Augustus Mack in the first decade of the twentieth century. The gas-operated, open-air bus carried up to 26 tourists at a time, around the streets and sights of Chicago in the summer, and New Orleans in the winter, for 25 years and more than a million miles of service. The museum is located at 2402 Lehigh Parkway South.
The model train exhibit at Merchants Square Mall is one of the largest in the country! With 40 model trains, an operational amusement park and drive-in movies, and a lake with real water and clouds overhead, which produce actual rain, this exhibit is not to be missed!