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Pump House Steam Museum closed Aug. 30-31 to set-up Learning Lab

August 25, 2016 -

The Pump House Steam Museum will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Wednesday, Aug. 31 as it sets up its new Learning Lab exhibit – a science exhibit aimed at kids from Kindergarten to Grade 4.

"The kids put on lab coats and get clip boards to go through the exhibit's experiments and rate them. They get a certificate at the end," says curator Gord Robinson.

The experiments being set up next week include:

  • An air cannon wind tunnel where kids can see how wind affects motion
  • A magnetic wall where kids can build their own structures.
  • A luminescent puppet theatre where kids can witness black light and glow-in-dark characters.

The new exhibit opens Sept. 8 and takes the place of the very successful Sport vs. Science exhibit – on until Aug. 28 (the museum, at 23 Ontario St., is closed on Mondays).

See steammuseum.ca for more information about what's on at the Pump House Steam Museum, operated by the City of Kingston.

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