PBS KIDS Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

Measurement Rules

How tall are you in apples or pennies?

Going beyond traditional measuring tapes and vessels, Measurement Rules is an interactive exhibit that uses new units such as apples and pennies to measure height and brings measurement to life with balancing scales, odometers, 3-D imaging, foot rulers, and more.

Bring the family to explore four different types of measurement: length, time, volume, and weight in a variety of ways:


  • 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 our wall 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 actual 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.


  • 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.

Measurement Rules was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

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