Visitors: 155,775 in 2016

Sandscapes Typogrophy Box

Dig and sculpt your own landscapes and see how the typographical map changes. Hold your hand out flat to make it rain and see how the water reacts to the terrain. The Interactive Sandbox is used to create topography models by shaping real kinetic sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water. The exhibit teaches geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts such as how to read a topography map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, levees, etc.