The exhibit, which opens Feb. 1, features models of Ferris wheels, roller coasters, and all kinds of weird and wonderful creations built with K’Nex toys.

Striving to be more than just a giant advertisement, the exhibit also features displays of simple machines (like the lever, the pulley and the screw), and shows how energy can be changed from potential (in things like rubber bands, batteries and solar panels) to mechanical (demonstrated in various moving machines).

Kids can build their own models out of K’Nex pieces in centres around the exhibit, and buy their constructions, for roughly $23 a pound. Young children can play with giant, child-friendly Styrofoam K’Nex. The exhibit was produced and assembled by the K’Nex corporation, and has toured various museums and science centres around the world. It runs until May 11. —Caroline D’Angelo