All roads lead to Bowling Green, Kentucky and the newly opened Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ exhibit at the National Corvette Museum. In place through September 25, 2022, this fun car experience for families includes immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. There’s something for parents, grandparents, and today’s youngest Hot Wheels lovers says a Mattel executive.
“Generations of children have enjoyed the thrill and speed of racing with Hot Wheels, and this new interactive exhibit brings families together to learn what brings racing to life in a fun and memorable way,” says Julie Freeland, senior director, Global Live Events & Attractions, Mattel.
Mattel first delivered Hot Wheels in 1968, and they’re still popular for kids and adults. The cars come in both diecast and life-size varieties. More than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels cars have been created and more than 4 billion Hot Wheels diecast cars have been sold.
In the exhibit Hot Wheels: Race to Win, visitors can 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 diecast 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. The exhibit was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in partnership with Mattel.
“This family learning experience provides hands-on opportunities for parents to explain complex physics concepts in fun ways utilizing the popular Hot Wheels toy cars as they experiment with different principles to see which makes a car go fastest,” said Jennifer Pace Robinson, 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 cars. A 6-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 including Corvettes from the National Corvette Museum’s collection will round out the experience.
According to National Corvette Museum President and CEO Sharon Brawner, “We are eager to showcase the Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibition at the National Corvette Museum for Hot Wheels fans of all ages to experience the history of America’s sports car in an educational and interactive space. The Corvette’s long-standing representation within Hot Wheels is one that carries across generations and we can’t wait to see the appreciation for both brands at our museum. This Limited Engagement Gallery Exhibition will be a place where everyone feels like a kid.”
The National Corvette Museum is located at 350 Corvette Drive in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Adult admission is $18 for adults (13-61), $16 for seniors (62 +), $13 for youth (5-12) and 4 and under get in free. Guided Tours Available 7 days a week at 10 AM and 1 PM CT. An added fee of $5 applies to every admission ticket in the party.