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Hot Wheels - Race to Win

3000 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 3000, Indianapolis, IN 46206


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, buckle up and start your engines! Speed over to the family-friendly Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ exhibit.

Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™ encourages children and families to participate in activities together and discover how racecar designs, development and cutting-edge technology result in the fastest vehicles in the world. If you are worried that sounds too high tech for kids, have no fear. These immersive activities break complex concepts down into understandable nuggets for the littlest of racers.

Throughout the Hot Wheels exhibit, families can go behind-the-scenes and take on the role of an engine by turning a crank to understand how much power is required to turn a racecar tire. Parents can help children understand how an engine works by ‘looking under the hood’ to see how pistons pump on a real engine. It is also fun to compare engine sounds made by different cars with the push of a button. Real car parts, authentic racing artifacts and captivating memorabilia round out the overall intergenerational experience.

Visitors also experience physics concepts of gravity and aerodynamics in fun, hands-on ways, with the Hot Wheels cars. A downhill track, precision track and crash track are just a few of the ways visitors can test their theories regarding cause and effect. And, families can always take those concepts home to extend the learning process with their own orange track.

Don’t miss the opportunity to push the limits of your imagination and learn about the world of racing in this popular exhibit, before it travels to other locations.

Visitors can also get a better perspective on teamwork in a timed pit stop challenge, where they race to change tires and refuel a racecar. This popular family favorite challenge is located right next door, at the indoor World of Sport exhibit within the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience®.

Get your hearts pumping and continue the racing fever outdoors, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pedal Car Racing Experience and Church Brothers Collision Repair Drag Strip Experience in the Riley Sports Legends Experience®. On select days, famous racecar drivers from IndyCar, stock car or the NHRA drag racing circuit join fans in zipping toy cars down the iconic orange Hot Wheels track. Some of the professionals even compete in a pedal car race with “drivers-in-the making” at the two immersive tracks outside!

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