Learning + Fun = Mobius Science Center

SPOKANE, Wash. - The 26,000 square foot Mobius Science Center in downtown Spokane opened Friday morning to the delight and wonder of kids and adults alike.

One of the first visitors, 8-year-old Gauge Pennington, has some simple advice for first time visitors to the science center.

"You should just have fun ... look around … have fun," Pennington said.

Gauge, whose mom works at Mobius knows his way around the science center.

"You could be a tour guide for this place. How many time have you been in here?" I asked.

Mobius Science Center

"Twice. The first time they were still doing the renovation I brought one of my friends and my was showing us around and a maintenance man kicked us out," he explained.

There was no chance of being kicked out Friday, so Gauge took me on a tour of some of his favorite exhibits, from the aerodynamics challenge to the bottle rocket launcher race.

"This, as you can see, it's adults, seniors and everyone is loving it, it's a high achievement for this community," designer Anne Bernard said.

"What's the best part about learning," I asked Gauge.

"I really do not know. It's just fun," he replied.

Learning plus fun equals an A+ for this science center.

Mobius Science Center is located in downtown Spokane at 811 w. Main. It's hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's closed on Monday.

Admission is $7 for kids 4-17, $10 for ages 18 and older, and children 3 and under are free. For more information call (509) 443-5669.