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RAISE
THE ROOF

Explore the Inner Life of Buildings.

Young girl enjoys a portion of the interactive exhibit. Conservation Quest.

Come to ECHO to explore the inner life of buildings of all kinds from house to domes to skyscrapers. Learn how they are built; what holds them up; how they work, and the building blocks that unite buildings of all shapes and sizes from around the world.

Though we spend approximately 90% of our lives in buildings, we donít think much about the roof over our heads, the floor beneath our feet, or the doorways we walk through. ECHO's newest exhibit, which comes to us from the Science Museum of Minnesota, engages visitors with more than a dozen interactive components designed to provide hands-on learning of basic building principles.

Visitors learn about what makes buildings stay up as well as what it will take to make a building come down. Perhaps the most dramatic component of the exhibit is the Dome Structure. With many cranks of the hand, the building walls slowly come together and the dome connects and voila', a beautiful dome building is complete. You RAISED THE ROOF yourself!

Buildings are cultural, practical and beautiful structures in our lives. Visit ECHO and experience the new Raise the Roof exhibit. Gain a new appreciation of the buildings in your life. Youíll never look at one the same way again!

Please visit our about the exhibit page to find out more!
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