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ExplorationWorks launching new exhibit about electricity

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 16:02:07-05

ExplorationWorks staff say kids and adults alike will find their new exhibit electrifying.

Electricity! launches Thursday, January 10 and was built in partnership with NorthWestern Energy.

“It’s been a blast working with NorthWestern Energy to build this exhibit. Electricity is something we consume every day and we know so little about how it works. The hope is that everyone who sees this exhibit will have fun getting to know more about electricity and maybe be a more conscious consumer,” said Matt Jetty, ExplorationWorks’ Exhibit Manager.

Families will get the chance to explore the world of electricity with some hands-on learning about the role it plays in our lives.

One part of the new exhibit is a Van de Graaff generator where people can make static electricity and shock their friends.

Jetty has worked tirelessly to get the new exhibit ready, which he likened to having “10 science projects due all at once.”

Jetty hopes everyone can find something fun and educational at ExplorationWorks when they come.

“It’s a great place for families to interact and have fun together and it’s definitely a good winter time activity too,” said Jetty.

ExplorationWorks would like to remind everyone that registration for their summer camps is quickly approaching.

Members-only registration opens on February 1 and open registration kicks off on February 15.

The museum also offers their Early Explorers program at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday each week and their TinkerLabs on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

For more information about all the programs ExplorationWorks offers, visit their website.

-Reported by John Riley/MTN News