Stimulating March break fun: Électrium workshops for young scientists

SAINTE-JULIE, QC, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - During March break, Hydro-Québec's electricity interpretation centre welcomes families and offers curious children introductory science workshops run by Profaqua, the science communication firm. There will also be guided tours of the centre. And it's all free!

Science for kids of all ages
March 3-9, there will be more than just electricity on the agenda at the Électrium! Children 6 and up can take a variety of specially designed workshops [in French only].

Profaqua facilitators will guide the kids as they do experiments and play educational games organized on a different theme each day: great inventors, underground life, the solar system, astronauts and rockets, human anatomy and more. Book now!

A passion for electricity at the Électrium
The Électrium offers guided tours adapted to different visitor groups and several interactive modules so you can learn more about electricity in the world around you. Observe the centre's electric eel mascot, explore the role of electricity in the human body and find out who in your family has the quickest reflexes.

Discover the nature of electricity and how it's produced, and learn about electric and magnetic fields. And have a hair-raising time with the Van de Graaff generator!

Plan your visit
To find out details about the March break program and book a workshop, call the Électrium at 1-800-267-4558 or go to hydroquebec.com/visits. Reservations are recommended, since space is limited.

March break hours
The Électrium will be open March 3-9, 2014, inclusive, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 60-minute workshops will be held at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Électrium is located in Sainte-Julie, in Montérégie, exit 87 from Highway 30, just outside Montréal.

SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information:

Louis-Olivier Batty, Media Officer
Tel.: 514-289-4214
E-mail: batty.louis-olivier@hydro.qc.ca