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Check Out This Interactive Exhibit That Allows You to Crawl, Climb, and Explore

The Museum of Discovery has debuted a new exhibit that stretches the ability of one of the world’s most utilitarian materials, packing tape, in its latest exhibit “Tape & Tunnels.”

“Tape & Tunnels,” sponsored by 3M, is a series of interconnected tunnels and slides that guests of all ages can explore, climb, crawl and slide through. The tape tunnels are suspension bridges built with a skeleton of steel pipe for support and layers of ordinary, clear packing tape are stretched between them.

How are the tape tunnels able to hold people? Turns out it’s all in the tunnels’ design. The curve of the tunnel is called a catenary—the same shape used in regular suspension bridges. The tape tunnels can hold more than 500 pounds per linear foot.

You’ll be amazed what can be done with packing tape in this exhibit that stretches the boundaries of one of the most utilitarian materials. Come climb, crawl, scoot, and slide through a collection of interconnected tunnels and slides built out of packing tape! “Tape & Tunnels” will remain on exhibition through March 24.

If you feel like escaping The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, December 29, 2018—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Avenue Suite 150
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

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