May 11–September 2

Explore new ways of problem-solving
Challenge the relationship between the mind and eye
Nurture your inner creative genius

This mind-boggling collection of 3-D puzzles and full-body games is an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to challenge and entertain visitors of all ages. Mazes winds its way over 3,800 square feet with over 60 puzzling experiences that inspire exuberant exploration and ingenuity.It’s an aMAZEing exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Look up Maze in the dictionary, and you’ll find it described as a confusing network of intersecting paths or passages, a complex arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion or perplexity. Now take that up a notch by adding two vital ingredients – fun and education – and you’ve arrived at Mazes, the exhibition. 

MAZE OF ILLUSIONS
Step into a world of illusions! Keep your eyes peeled…what you see may not be what you get! Master the many tricks around each corner and find out why illusions help us learn how our brain works.

  • BIRD IN A CAGE: You’ve got thirty seconds to put a bird in a cage using only your eyes. With the magic of after images and negative images, you’ll be able to see the invisible.
  • GLIMPSE OF INFINITY: How can mirrors create the illusion of infinity and suspend you into never ending space? Investigate this world of mirrors and see for yourself.
  • COLOR SHADOW WALL: When is a white wall not a white wall? When it’s bathed in a magical rainbow of colored light! Three different colored light sources aimed at a white wall still looks white…until you stand in front of it! Your shadow transforms the wall into a rainbow of color.

WEB MAZE
Form an attachment to navigate through an intricate web of ropes. Climb over and under,
but don’t get tangled up… reach the end and be a web master!

MAKE-A-MAZE
Think you have what it takes to amaze yourself and your family? This is your chance to create your own maze! This large play space gives you lots of room to work it out.

MATHEMATICA MAZE
Bridges and pathways create an intricate network of confusion! Piece together the solution that will set you on the right path.

COLOR MAZE
Pick a color combo and see where it leads! A repeating pattern is the key to your successful journey through this network of primary colors.

HEADLONG MAZE
Left? Right? Wrong! You’ve gotta go straight to make your way through the twists and turns of this challenging floor maze.

MARBLE MAZE
Set your marble on the move! In this three dimensional marble maze you create the pathway for your marble to meander.

HISTORY OF MAZES GALLERY
Did you know that the first recorded maze in history was the Egyptian Labyrinth? Soak up everything there is to know about the true history of mazes over six incredible information panels.

DAVID ANSON RUSSO FINE ART GALLERY
Unlike any other art gallery you’ve ever been in, this one has five huge, incredible maze artworks that you can actually put your fingers on and solve.

BRAIN TEASER PUZZLE TABLES
When is a puzzle not a puzzle? When it’s a table! Explore tables full of puzzling, mind bending adventures.

LABYRINTHIAN LIBRARY
Grab a book and stay a while! This library is completely dedicated to mazes and labyrinths. Read your way through the whole library, and become a maze expert!

GIANT TOWER OF HANOI
It’s a mighty endeavor to create two identical towers out of this large stack of discs. Sure, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but with a little effort, the Giant Tower of Hanoi can be rebuilt in just a few minutes!

This exhibit made possible in part through the generous support of The CarMax Foundation and the Alvin and Sally Beaman Foundation.

 

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