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Current Exhibits at Sloan Museum's Courtland Center location

Closed for new exhibit installation January 10-February 4, 2022; reopens Saturday, February 5 at 9 a.m. for Hot Wheels: Race to Win!

Hot Wheels: Race to Win

February 5-May 15, 2022

Speed, power, performance...Buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels! Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the world’s fastest (and safest) speed machines, using Hot Wheels® diecast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. Hands-on experiences, authentic race gear, and captivating memorabilia will engage families in the process of experimenting with speed, power, and performance using Hot Wheels cars and track as the their tools. In Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ children and families join the race team crew and explore four zones in the team garage.

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Mission Safari

Through January 9, 2022

Spin the wheel and your adventure is real! Spider webs, jungle vines, swinging bars and more await you in this a-maze-ing Mission Safari adventure that's both educational and fun. Learn how your favorite animals get around and try their movements on for size while learning about efforts to save their habitats! Can you jump as far as a Kangaroo? Can you glide like an eagle? Can you navigate a web like a black widow? Find out while learning about biodiversity, conservation, and your favorite animals in this interactive maze experience that's never the same experience twice!

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Play Area

Reopens Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 AM

Explore an interactive gallery where kids can learn through pretend play. Play on the climber, explore the playhouse, shop for food in the grocery store, host a cookout at the play picnic table, and so much more. This outdoor-themed gallery is great for days when the weather forces you inside, but you still want to be active.

The play area has been carefully reconfigured to ensure social distancing. Four distinct sections create opportunities for kids to practice sharing and taking turns. The house area includes a grocery shopping experience, kitchen fun inside the house, and picnic tables for pretend dining. The playground area includes a climber, balance toys, and tactile puzzles. The young children's area includes mats, building toys, puzzles, and a reading nook. The play area is located directly behind the Education Station, where museum educators present a different hands-on science activity every day.

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Historic Automobiles Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection

Reopens Saturday, May 15 at 9:00 AM

Courtland Center is the temporary home of over 30 vehicles representing a cross section of Sloan Museum's automotive collection. A variety of vehicles are on display, including concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. All of these vehicles have historic ties to Flint and Genesee County. Whether it was assembled in the area, entirely Flint-built, or features Flint-made parts, each vehicle helps tell a story about how the automotive industry shaped life in Flint—and how Flint helped put the world on wheels.

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