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  • WHEN Ongoing from now until January 5, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $18.95 - $21.95

Now extended through Jan. 5, 2020

"Pause|Play" is an invitation for the young and the young-at-heart to leave the digital world behind, hit pause on their busy lives and recapture the nostalgia of play.

Science has shown that play has a number of cognitive, social, emotional and physical benefits at any age—and it’s just downright fun!

The exhibition entices visitors to explore through play, from a slide that clocks your speed to square-wheeled tricycles that actually roll.

"Pause|Play" incorporates more than 11 experiences that were each designed to evoke childhood memories.

Exhibits in Pause|Play:

The Slide: Unlike other slides, this slide clocks the slider's speed and visitors can try out different factors to see how they affect their speed.

The Merry-Go-Round: On this merry-go-round, visitors can play a perplexing game of catch as they spin.

The Sandbox: The typical plastic shovel and bucket are replaced with augmented reality in these sandboxes.

The Magispun Chairs: These chairs look like spinning tops, and they make having a seat become an adventure.

The Pool: This pool is filled with balls, lit from below, where visitors can learn about displacement and crowd estimation.

The Maze: Visitors can choose one of three ways to move through the maze. After finishing the maze, visitors can note how long it took and head back to the entrance to see if they can beat their time by testing a new way to go through it.

Hopscotch: In this game,visitors make the squares in the hopscotch light up and create sounds by jumping on them.

The Basketball Hoops: Distortion glasses make this game an all-new challenge. As visitors throw the ball at the hoop, the ball doesn't go where their eyes say it should.

The Square-Wheeled Tricycle: By adding a track of evenly-spaced arches, this square-wheeled tricycle is able to ride smoothly.

Hide-and-Seek: As visitors look through different colored filters, the goal of this game is to find the hidden pieces that match the color of the filter.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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