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Measurement Rules

How many chickens do you weigh? How tall are you in apples or pennies? Can you use your foot as a ruler? The answers to these and other questions can be explored at Measurement Rules, an interactive exhibit at Glazer Children’s Museum from January 21, 2023, through May 14, 2023.

What to Expect

In this exhibit, you’ll use measurement to describe, compare, classify and categorize the world around you. Some units are standard, like using inches to measure length or volume. Sometimes units are non-standard, like using apples to measure your height or measuring your weight in chickens!

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Height Wall | How tall are you in apples or pennies?
Treadmill Odometer | Get walking and add to the total yards we’ll calculate visitors walked on our treadmill in the exhibit.
Ball Gauges | Tinker with instruments such as calipers, height gauges, and go/no-go gauges. Explore all of the possible ways to measure an ordinary wooden ball.  Toss the balls down the chutes to test your findings.
Giant Tape Measure | Extend a giant tape measure to measure the equally giant fish on the mural.
Foot Ruler | Fit your foot into the gauge to make your foot a unit of measurement, then measure yourself in your “feet” and other people’s “feet.”


Five Mississippi | How good is your internal clock? Count to five Mississippi and see how close you come to five seconds.
Ball Stopwatch | Build your own ball ramp and make it faster or slower with modifications.


See Your Volume | Step before the screen and see yourself built from cubic-inch blocks.
Bead Table | Little ones can explore volume at an open-ended bead play table.


Chicken Scale | Find out how many chickens you weigh.
Balance Scale | Finesse the right balance between objects and standard weights on a large balance scale.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I come to play in this exhibit?
This exhibit will be open at GCM from January 21, 2023, through May 14, 2023.

What ages is this exhibit for?
While this exhibit is geared towards 0-6-year-olds, we still encourage families of all ages to enjoy the exhibit together!

I’m a GCM Member. Can I visit this exhibit for free?
Yes! Playing in this exhibit is included in General Admission and GCM Memberships. Become a member today to play in this exhibit as many times as you want! When purchasing tickets online as a GCM Member, please make sure you are registered and logged in to our ticketing service with the exact information that is listed on your Membership.

Do you offer discounts on admission for those with EBT/SNAP benefits?
Yes! GCM is part of the Museums for All program that helps those who receive EBT/SNAP benefits visit GCM for a minimal fee for up to four people with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Learn more about that program here.