Get a Need for Speed at Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ at the Canadian Museum of History!
Disclaimer: I received admission to the Canadian Museum of History to visit Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ in order to write this review. The views expressed are my own.
The smell of burnt rubber on the track. The whoosh you feel as cars speed by. The glitter of the championship cup. These are what many race car enthusiasts love to take in as part of the racing world at a car racing track. The Canadian Museum of History has something special in store for those who have this need for speed. They are inviting kids big and small to take in Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™, a special exhibit they have available to their visitors, to experience the action and the science behind this speedy world. This exhibit is avaialbe to race fans big and small until January 7, 2018. They asked if my family would like to take in this exhibit, and they could not wait to speed over to the Victory Lane to check it out!
Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™ wants children to dive right into the live on race day. Visitors will learn how to test, design, and test some of the speediest vehicles on the planet. This exhibit is divided into four different sections for guests to explore:
- Blue Zone – Design
- Yellow Zone – Power
- Green Zone – Speed
- Red Zone – Safety
As soon as we entered this exhibit, we felt as though we had just dived into a Hot Wheels™ racing world. There were hands-on exhibits, and stations for visitors to try, read and explore. We hit the Blue Zone first. We learned what makes one car faster than another and how to make the most of the speed we have by changing the shape of a car or the tires we are racing on in order to be the first at the checkered flag. It was really great to get tidbits of information about different aspects of this exhibit from the Race Crew Members.
We then zoomed over to the Yellow Zone where the kids had no trouble learning about the concept of power. They had a blast find out how cars move and the explosive force of the engine converts fuel into energy to get your car to the checkered flag.
Green really does mean go as we discovered the Green Zone. Visitors get to experience what it is like to driver on race day. Getting to be behind the wheel and zooming multiple cars down a ramp to see which one will beat the rest were highlights for my kids in this section of the exhibit.
We also loved being able to see the evolution of racing helmets over the years and checking out a racing uniform from all angles that was on display. My kids felt like they had sped to the finish line in a fun way.
My daughter also loved watching cars crash at one of the displays set up to show various cars speed down a ramp at the same time to crash into each other.
There are times during race day when the action does stop from time to time for drivers. The Red Zone teaches visitors about the technological innovations that keep all who are taking part in enjoying this event safe. My daughter’s favourite part of this zone learning how to safely changed tires on a race car. She did a great job of releasing and tightening the bolts of the wheels, and had a lot of fun doing it.
Take a look at this video to see what else your family will experience at Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™!
Overall, my family felt as though we had a whole new way of appreciating the world of racing cars after visiting Hot Wheels™ – Race to Win™. It was fascinating to learn about the science behind racing and to see it in action. We also liked being able to race and crash cars in the different displays set up for race fans to play with. Seeing a bit of the history behind the racing world was also interesting to take in. This exhibit is one race fans of all ages are sure to enjoy as well!
The VP of Cuddles is living up to his name as he cuddles the trophy in Victory Lane at #hotwheelsracetowin at @canmushistory! I know, we forgot the milk. What would your victory pose look like? #museum #kids visit #kids #kidfun #kidsatplay #kidexhibit #hotwheels #vicotrylane#winnerscircle #victorypose #trophypose #gatineau #quebec #ottawablogger #canadianblogger