Speed: Science in Motion

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is bringing "Speed" to San Diego with a focus on competition, record setting and racing throughout 2018, with of the Museum’s planes, jets, cars, space vehicles, motorcycles, and more – including some of the fastest vehicles known to mankind -- having their top speeds posted next to them for everyone to enjoy.

The heart of the Museum’s year-long celebration of speed is a new special exhibition, SPEED: Science in Motion. Designed and Produced by Scitech and Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, SPEED: Science in Motion is a fun, interactive exploration of the technology behind everything fast.

Each month sees new iconic vehicles in SPEED: Science in Motion, continuing with "Drag Racers" in March.

“This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most iconic vehicles all in the same place for the first time ever,” said Jim Kidrick, President and CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “Throughout the entire year, SPEED: Science in Motion offers an exciting lineup of the fastest planes, jets, rockets, cars, motorcycles, boats, bicycles in the world.”

April’s theme is "Race Boats," with "Speed, Elegance and Electric" coming in May. "Sports Cars" dominate June and "Hot Rods" heat up in July. "Motorcycles, Bicycles and Lowriders" rumble into town in August, and "Open Wheel and Go Karts" take over in September. A rare glimpse of "Hollywood and Movie Cars" debuts in October, and "Drift, Rally and Interactive Cars" zoom in for November. "Off Road" vehicles close out SPEED in December.

Check back to our website for monthly updates to the themes for SPEED.

The special exhibition SPEED: Science in Motion is an adventure for all ages, testing minds and bodies in a unique and engaging environment.

Compete in the F355 Challenge in a Ferrari, race side-by-side with your friends on a MotoGP motorcycle, or set a personal speed record in a Scitech pedal car.

Through simple explanations of complex ideas and demonstrations of how the laws of physics and complex mechanics combine with human reaction and response, the mysteries of these peak performance endeavors are revealed in a relatable and practical way.

SPEED also features exciting and informative exhibits complimented by in-depth support resources for children, parents and teachers alike.

SPEED: Science in Motion runs through 2018. The exhibition is open every day from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets are available at the door.

Don’t miss it!

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