Thames Science Center


Housed in five storefronts along the waterfront of Newport, the Thames Science Center gives visitors of all ages a chance to learn about robots, computers, and much more. The center acts as a pioneer in developing and testing unique, interactive science and pre-engineering learning programs, including Watershed Worlds, RobotACTS, Shoot for the Moon!, Mentors for Explainers, and others. Demonstrations include such action-packed events as watching a Robobug maneuvering through an obstacle course, playing basketball with Hoop-o-bot's moving basket, and trying programming robots yourself.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Other
Topic(s):Electricity, Forces, Energy, Green, Health, Simple Machines, Sounds/Music, Space/Transportation, Structures, Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The Thames Science Center evolved from a secluded, small model regional museum based in New London, Connecticut to a dynamic, entrepreneurial science and technology center now based in downtown Newport.
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