From the subtleties of speech to signs and symbols, sending and receiving information from the world around us is second nature.

Play and experiment with all the different ways you "get the message" in this hands-on exhibit. Try your hand at virtual cave art, create a coat of arms, puzzle over expressions, send a message in Morse code, and more!

Get the Message was designed by Discovery Center of Rockford, IL and the Family Museum of Arts and Sciences of Bettendorf, IA as part of the Traveling Exhibits At Museums of Science (TEAMS) collaborative, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.