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Da Vinci Science Center Raising the Roof with Build It Up! Remix

Raise the Roof
The Da Vinci Science Center will continue its adventures in form and function this summer with a Build It Up! Remix – highlighted by a new experience titled Raise the Roof.

Inspired by visitor appreciation of its new KEVA Build It Up! experience, the Center decided to give its summer visitors an equally enjoyable experience that is expanded and infused with newer energy. Portions of KEVA Build It Up!, which ended its premiere period April 1, 2012, will remain available to visitors throughout the spring.

Presented by ATAS International, Inc., the Build It Up! Remix, featuring Raise the Roof, will appear from June 9-Sept. 3, 2012. Popular elements of the KEVA Build It Up! studio will be complemented by the Raise the Roof exhibit features, including columns that buckle at the pull of a string, a magnetic town for preschool visitors to build and rebuild, and a dome that visitors can raise and collapse as they stand inside safely.

Raise the Roof was produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.

“After we opened KEVA Build It Up!, we were struck quickly by the depth of engagement that our visitors have had with it,” said Karen Knecht, the Da Vinci Science Center’s Director of Education and Exhibits. “The experience has delighted people of all ages and enabled families to create something unique together. The Build It Up! Remix and our summer visitor programs will allow even more visitors a chance to build, create, demolish, laugh, and learn the basics of architecture in the process.”

Construction Manager Alvin H. Butz, Inc. of Allentown, Pa., will be the Supporting Sponsor of the summer experience, and PRISM Engineering of Allentown, Pa., will be a Contributing Sponsor. Additional support has been provided by Whitaker Roofing & Siding of Allentown, Pa.

Based in Allentown, Pa., ATAS International is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, and accessories for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc, and copper. ATAS International also operates plants in Maryville, Tenn., and Mesa, Ariz.

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