This exhibit was view June 23 through September 2, 2018.

Visitors are invited to explore a pretend motorcycle dealership while learning about the people, places and processes that make a community work. Using activities that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) themes, this interactive exhibit provides hands-on opportunities to “Dream It!”, “Build It!” and “Ride It!

Children will work as part of a design lab team to build the motorcycle of their dreams then gear up and roar off on exciting riding experiences. Audio and wind effects and a throttle that controls the speed of the ride put visitors in the driver’s seat as they zoom across America’s roadways and international tour routes. Safety procedures and trip preparation complete the exhibit experience.

What You’ll Do    

  • Hit the open road as you explore US and international touring routes
  • Be a design engineer and learn how acceleration, speed, friction, gravity, and other laws of physics affect a motorcycle in motion 
  • Work with friends and family to create a custom motorcycle using interchangeable parts and accessories
  • Experiment to see what happens when a rider throttles, leans into a curve, or descends a mountain road 

Hands-On Harley-Davidson was created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum (BBCM) in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Motor Company.