Mindbender Mansion – Now open!

Test Your Brain Power and Problem Solving Skills Like Never Before!

 

 

 

Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

 

 

Visitors to this fun and quirky mansion are invited to join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout the various thematic rooms of the house. The clues and passwords are revealed by solving select brainteasers and group challenges.

 

 

 

 

Master each of the 40 individual brainteasers and the five large-scale group activities. In order to solve these puzzles, visitors must identify patterns, think ahead, use logical reasoning, and look at the problems from different perspectives, setting aside preconceived ideas.

The essential scientific tasks of problem solving and critical thinking are at the heart of Mindbender Mansion. Explore the neuroscience principles at work in each challenge, and polish your communication, collaboration, leadership, and teamwork skills as you manipulate a tilt table, form patterns in rolling chairs, keep up with a conveyor belt, maneuver a flying machine, and more.

TEACHERS! Mindbender Mansion is great for students! 

Click here for the Mindbender Mansion Teacher Guide. 

 

Mindbender Mansion is:

  • So incredibly engaging and hands-on for everyone that it’s fun for families of all ages and generations. Grandparents, parents and children of all ages learn from each other as they work together to solve the various brainteasers and group challenges.
  • A perfect exhibit for school groups as it provides teachers with an opportunity to engage their students in inventive, out-of-the classroom problem solving that requires mathematics, builds on prior knowledge, inspires teamwork and demands creativity. Mindbender Mansion is especially popular with middle and high school-aged groups.
  • Just the right thing for breaking the ice at evening events and corporate parties as adults enjoy being a kid again and getting to know each other by playing and collaborating in the team-building activities inherent in the exhibit.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, $7 for Kent County resident adults, $2 for Kent County resident children, and FREE to Museum members! 

Mindbender Mansion is now open and runs through September 3.

THE WALL OF FAME
To join, visitors must enter at least three passwords they have gathered from the four rooms of the mansion into the final vault at the Wall of Fame. If you are successful, you are officially an expert problem-solver and invited into the Society! If you are not successful, visitors can keep trying for additional clues and passwords.

If you are invited to join the Mindbender Society, you will have your picture taken and print out an official Mindbender Society certificate with your personalized portrait to take home. In addition, your portrait will go up on the Wall of Fame for all to see newest members of the Mindbender Society!

Mindbender Mansion is produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon.

This exhibit is brought to you by the citizens of Kent County and the voter approved 2016 millage.

Support for Mindbender Mansion is provided by: 

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Media Sponsors

Sustainer

BDO
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Williams Kitchen & Bath

Friend

Adventure Credit Union
Applebee’s
Chris & Kim Branoff
Jim & Barb Haveman
The Jant Group 
Kennari Consulting

Additional Support

Kaat’s Culligan of Grand Rapids