Third Floor | Kirby Science Discovery Center
The Quarry Dig area guides you through the process of mining stones for building materials, starting with blowing up a quartzite cliff all the way to transporting the rocks from the site.
- 3 … 2 … 1 … Boom! Count down to see, hear and feel a real-life quarry blast. Watch the rock explosion from the work site trailer while wearing fun hardhats and safety vests.
- Crawl through the darkness of a mine’s tunnel to discover precious stones.
- Load rocks onto a moving conveyor belt to transport them into buckets or a mining truck.
- Use pulleys to lift heavy stones like the ones used to build the Washington Pavilion more than 100 years ago.