Spring Break at the Électrium: Free, fun workshops for budding scientists!

SAINTE-JULIE, QC, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - During March Break, the Électrium is offering an energizing—and free—program!  Introductory science workshops run by Profaqua, a firm that specializes in popularizing science, will captivate curious children, ages 6 and up. Guided tours of the electricity interpretation centre will also be available.

Fun workshops for the whole family

From March 2 to 8, 2015, there will be more than just electricity on the agenda at the Électrium. Children will get to participate in workshops on a variety of scientific subjects. They can pretend to be detectives and solve a crime, learn how planes stay airborne, demystify light and magnetism and discover whether there are volcanoes in Québec. Every theme will arouse kids' curiosity.

Guides will lead children and their parents through a new theme every day.

Learn about our history

To highlight Hydro-Québec's 70th anniversary, we have set up a display of artefacts and archival photos from the company's historical collection on the theme of the first phase of the nationalization of electricity.

Workshop programming and reservations
For detailed programming, workshop schedules or to reserve (places are limited), contact the Électrium team at 1 800 267-4558, or visit www.hydroquebec.com/visit. Note that workshops will be held in French only.

March Break schedule
The Électrium will be open from March 2 to 8, 2015, inclusive, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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, Exit 87 off Highway 30, in the Montérégie region.

At the Électrium, electricity is at the heart of life
The Électrium offers guided tours adapted to different visitor groups and several interactive modules so you can learn more about the electric phenomena that surround you. For example, you can observe the electric eel, explore electricity's role in the human body and its effect on our reflexes—and even get to test who, in your family, has the fastest reflexes!


SOURCE Hydro-Québec

For further information: Hydro-Québec, 514 289-5005


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