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    • hero exhibit electricity 2
    Where:
    20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    When:
    • Sundays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Mondays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Tuesdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Wednesdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Thursdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Fridays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    • Saturdays

      12am to 11:59:59pm

    Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit dedicated to the Museum’s namesake—Benjamin Franklin! Just as Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Use your body to complete the circuit and discover how series and parallel circuits regulate the flow of electrons along a conductor or "feel" the electricity required to power up different kinds of light bulbs. Insulate yourself from the hair-raising effects of the Van de Graaff generator which demonstrates the effects of a buildup of electrical charges.

     

    Learn how electricity is created and explore the fuel sources needed to generate our electricity. Retrace the path of electricity from a common wall outlet back to the power plant. You’ll feel the force of electricity by manipulating electrical phenomena, exploring authentic artifacts (including Franklin’s Lightning Rod), and tackling questions of sustainable energy.

     

    Electricity is generously presented by PECO.

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