Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

science museumMindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.

Can you balance 14 nails on the head of a single nail? Can you remove a ring from a pair of linked horseshoes and then put it back on? With 40 individual puzzles and five large-scale group activities, Mindbender’sbrainteasers range from easy to head-scratching to just plain difficult.

“Guests will have to sharpen their problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve these unconventional challenges,” explains Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia. “Mindbender is engaging and fun for all ages, immersing participants in stem and creating moments where guests are learning without even being aware of it.”

Puzzlers will need to set aside preconceived ideas, implement logic and reasoning, and get creative to complete this eclectic collection of mindboggling puzzles. Throughout the exhibition, guests will get inspiration from inventors and gather hidden clues to become a member of the illustrious Mindbender Society.


Ring of Fire! Challenge

Pit your puzzle skills against our new PR Manager, Chrissy Caldwell (and yes, she will be in all black). Challengers who defeat Caldwell in an interactive spelling and trivia activity inside of Mindbender will receive afree family membership to the Museum. Think you can come out on top? Go head-to-head with her in this mind-bending exhibition!


Science Museum of Virginia: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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