The Durham Museum



Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion this summer at The Durham Museum. Created by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Mindbender Mansion is 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. When you enter the fun and quirky mansion, you will be 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.

Throughout the exhibition, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and collaborate with fellow mansion guests to meet individual and group challenges. The 40 individual puzzles and five large-scale group activities range from easy to incredibly challenging and are an excellent tool for explaining mathematical and physical science concepts. There are moments where you will lose yourself in the excitement of some of the more physically taxing brainteasers and forget that you're actually learning something. This magical exhibition is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Just remember to let the little ones have a chance on the bumper cars too (yes, we said bumper cars).


Mindbender Mansion is sponsored by First National Bank, Douglas County Commissioners, Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., HDR, Inc., Valmont Industries, Inc., MidAmerican Energy Company, Northern Natural Gas, CBSHOME Real Estate, Dixon Family Foundation, and John and Mary Wilson. Media support provided by WOWT Channel 6.


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