On Exhibit: Hands-On Harley-Davidson™

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Hands-On Harley-Davidson

On Exhibit: May 15 - September 12
Located in the Tallgrass Gallery on the Second Floor

Hit the road with Hands-On Harley-Davidson the new traveling exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center! Step into a kid-sized Harley-Davidson® dealership with two customizable Road-King®-inspired motorcycles. Go for a virtual ride in our simulator. Learn how engines work, the "rules of the road," and bike maintenance. Enter the "Engineering Lab" to design and test your own freestyle course with tracks, ramps, and loops.

See real vintage motorcycles including a commemorative Evel Knievel Harley, 1913 Board Track motorcycle, and XR-750 Harley.Commemorative EV Harley

At Hands-On Harley Davidson, you are invited to Dream It!... Build It!... Ride It!

Dream It!

Machines in Motion - Learn how acceleration, speed, friction and gravity affect a motorcycle in motion. Conduct your own experiments in our Engineering Lab that includes tracks, ramps and loops.

Go Global - Choose a motorcycle tour using an interactive world map to learn about your bike’s mechanical systems, solve math challenges and see fantastic destinations.

Gear Up - Step into a pretend dealership and select an interactive video to learn about the riding gear that will keep you safe, warm…and dry!

Build It!

Motorcycle Mechanics - Learn about engine parts and how they work together to create a smooth and safe ride.

Build-It Bay - Amazing kid-sized motorcycles inspired by a real Harley-Davidson® Road King® let you build your dream ride using interchangeable custom motor parts and accessories, including seats, mirrors, tail pipes and engine components.

Custom Shop - Style your ride with magnetic flames, Harley-Davidson® logos, saddle bags and a personalized license plate!

Ride It!

Safety First - Role-play as a motorcycle-riding community service officer, complete with a “see yourself” monitor, and videos that help you learn about traffic safety, hand signals, and preparing for a trip.

Let's Ride - A first-person riding experience, including a throttle to control the speed of your bike, working turn signals, costumes, audio effects – and the wind in your face

Off-Road Recreation - A multilevel play space, created with real Harley-Davidson® motorcycle parts, accessories and sounds, complements the pretend dealership.

Now Offering: Admission Discount at Evel Knievel Museum!

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Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Hands-On Harley-Davidson™, Harley-Davidson®, and the Bar and Shield Logo are among the trademarks of H-D U.S.A., LLC and are used with permission. © 2021 H-D or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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We are so excited to be partnering with the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka for an admission discount! FHDC members that present an admission receipt or membership card at Evel Knievel will be eligible for the discount. Not a member? Sign up here today!*

Valid now through Sept. 12.

*Visitors without an FHDC membership will receive a coupon from FHDC Guest Services that will need to be presented at Evel Knievel (along with an admission receipt from the Discovery Center) to be eligible for the discounted rate

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