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On Saturday, April 13, The Discovery officially unveiled the “Super Service Center,” an exciting new addition to the museum’s Little Discoveries exhibition. Little Discoveries is the museum’s exhibition designed just to learners ages 5 and under.
The Super Service Center provides little mechanics the opportunity to step into a pretend auto repair shop equipped with all the tools and equipment they’ll need to perform maintenance on a kid-sized car. The exhibit gives young museum visitors the chance to explore the field of car care while also encouraging cooperative, hands-on play.
“Our Little Discoveries exhibition is a popular space in the museum, so we are excited for the chance to offer a new experience for the age range it serves,” said Patrick Turner, VP of Marketing & Communications at The Discovery.
Some features of the exhibit include a tool chest with pretend wrenches and lug nuts, a muffler to replace, containers for oil, washer fluid and coolant, tires to change and a pneumatic drill with realistic sound effects. There’s also a diagnostic activity with sensors that let visitors check under the hood, and a service desk with work orders and a computer with realistic parts and inventory activity.
It is important to note that access to the Super Service Center exhibit is restricted to museum visitors age 5 and under due to its location in Little Discoveries.
Major funding for the Super Service Center at The Discovery generously provide by NAPA AutoCare Centers and A Master Mechanic. Additional funding provided by Allen’s Automotive, Arrow Automotive, Christensen Automotive, Greg’s Garage, Levrett Automotive, LT Automotive, Roy Foster’s Automotive, Wayne’s Automotive Center, NAPA Auto & Truck Parts, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Heritage Bank, AutoVitals, cbCharge, Flatout Branding & Design, Kukui and Synchrony.