SAINTE-JULIE, QC, June 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Located in Montérégie, Hydro-Québec's electricity interpretation centre offers fascinating guided tours throughout the summer. In addition, every Monday, budding scientists can participate in science initiation workshops led by Profaqua, an organization that specializes in sharing its passion for science with youngsters. And it is all free of charge!
Hooray for Mondays! Scientific workshops on the agenda
Every Monday, between June 30 and August 25 inclusively, the Électrium will be about more than just electricity! Kids six and up will be invited to participate in a variety of workshops designed specifically for them, enhanced by amusing and interesting explanations, unexpected experiences and educational games. There will be something for everyone, including themes on plants, laser and other light phenomena, insects, optical illusions, chemical potions, wind and much more!
Which workshop will your child prefer?
The workshops, which last about one hour, are offered four times a day, at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended since places are limited.
A passion for electricity at the Électrium
Summer holidays are also an excellent opportunity to enjoy learning from a qualified tour guide as you wander through the interpretation centre and explore the world of electricity. You will discover how electricity shows up in nature, in physical and magnetic phenomena, and how electricity is generated in Québec.
You will be able to test your newly acquired knowledge at many interactive modules. You will also have the opportunity to touch the Van de Graaff generator, a sphere that produces static electricity and makes your hair stand on end. You will be amazed by the plasma ball, which generates tiny lightning bolts, and you will explore the role of electricity in the human body. And a game will let you challenge someone to a test of your reflexes and see how long it takes your brain to respond to various stimuli.
And don't forget to visit the curious fish that's become the star of the Électrium. Did you know that a full-grown electric eel produces enough electricity to light 48 ten-watt compact fluorescent bulbs?
Plan your visit
In summer, the Électrium is open from Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information about the Monday programming and to make a reservation, contact the Électrium team at 1 800 267-4558 or consult http://www.hydroquebec.com/visit. Monday reservations are recommended.
The Électrium is located in Sainte-Julie, in Montérégie, exit 87 from Highway 30, just outside Montréal.
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Louis-Olivier Batty, Media Officer