The DoSeum presents “How People Make Things”

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“How People Make Things”
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"How People Make Things" is an exhibition that tells the story of how everyday items are manufactured. The exhibition offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines to create objects that are cut, molded, deformed, and assembled.

Guests will journey through the different stages of the manufacturing process. Families begin by testing different ways that cutting can be used to create parts for assembly, from classic die-cutters to a brand-new laser cutter that works from a line drawn by children. Children then learn about molding and melting down a material to form something new. Then, they proceed to exploring deforming materials with forces like suction, compression, and torsion to create new shapes. Finally, they will reach the final stage of manufacturing: assembly, where they will learn how a bicycle is put together through the Exploded Bicycle Display.

Guests may also engage with the wide possibilities in the future of manufacturing. Staff will be featuring the Plastic Recycling Machines.

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The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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