Hot Wheels Race to Discovery Center

All roads lead to Rockford as Discovery Center Museum opens “Hot Wheels Race to Win,” a new family exhibit with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans that runs through May 16.

Be part of a dynamic race team working together to build and test the fastest (and safest) speed machines on the planet, using Hot Wheels die-cast cars to experiment and play. This behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing investigates the scientific process for designing super-fast cars and helps families who have the need for speed understand how it is achieved.

“This family learning experience provides hands-on opportunities for parents to explain complex physics concepts in fun ways using the popular Hot Wheels toy cars as they experiment with different principles to see which makes a car go fastest,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of the museum that produced the exhibit, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Children and Families will love the Pit Stop Challenge in which they can race the clock – and their family and friends – to change tires and refuel the car. A six-lane downhill speed track, booster power track, adjustable angles track, and timing track are just a few of the ways visitors will be able to test their theories regarding the science of racing and cause and effect.

Real race car parts, authentic artifacts, and captivating memorabilia will round out the experience.
“We’re excited to offer families something special with their museum visit,” says Sarah Wolf, executive director of Discovery Center. “Having an exhibit of this caliber is a great way to reopen and welcome guests back to Discovery Center,” she adds.

Introduced by Mattel in 1968, the “tricked-out” toy cars have come a long way. More than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels cars have been created and more than four billion Hot Wheels die-cast cars have been sold.

To schedule a visit to the exhibit, register online at” ❚