Interactive Science Exhibits and Public Art

Ferrofluid Magnetoscope


Users control magnets to achieve beautifully flowing liquid structures.

Videos show it in action and explain the principles that make it work:

- Fun Exhibits YouTube page

- Ferrofluid: How it works

- How Atom Smashers Work

Video: Magnetoscope at Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago


This exhibit has been purchased by these museums and science centers:


The Magnetoscope has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including:

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival, Royal Botanical Gardens, Scotland

  • Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

  • Bergamo Scienza Festival, Bergamo, Italy

  • University of Richmond, Harnet Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

  • 2011 & 2010 World Maker Faire, New York City (Awarded Blue Ribbons)

  • 2011 & 2010 Detroit Maker Faire, Detroit, MI (Awarded Blue Ribbons)

  • Art Prize, 2010, Grand Rapids, MI (voted into Top 50 exhibits of 2,050 artists)

  • 2008 Bay Area Maker Faire


Press coverage for the Magnetoscope: