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Energy Explorers exhibit opens at COSI

by on August 28, 2013

(Story by Jennah Nelson)

The new Energy Explorers exhibit at COSI, the Center of Science and Industry located in Columbus, Ohio, is now open to the public. The 4,000-square-foot exhibition includes 27 hands-on exhibits on energy.

The 4,000-square-foot Energy Explorers exhibition at COSI in Columbus  includes 27 hands-on exhibits on energy.
 

The Energy Explorers exhibition focuses on how energy powers the world around us; from the transportation we take, to the products we buy, to the ways we live and work.

“When we were charting our course for new experiences with many public forums, the topic of energy came out on top as one of the topics our guests and the community would like to explore more,“ said David E. Chesbrough, Ed.D., president and CEO of COSI.

“They felt COSI was a natural place to learn about energy and engage in experiences that help them understand how the choices we make impact our world.”

The exhibition enables guests to explore how energy is produced, how energy gets to our homes and businesses, and why the choices we make are significant.

The American Electric Power Foundation made a $1 million grant over two years to support Energy Explorers.

“Our lives could be very different if it were not for the role energy plays every day,” said Dale Heydlauff, president, AEP Foundation. “Through COSI’s Energy Explorers exhibit, the AEP Foundation is proud to help new and existing audiences experience novel ways to learn more about how we use energy and can use it more efficiently.”

Energy Explorers is designed for guests ages eight and up, but also includes interactive experiences that will appeal to energy consumers of all ages. The exhibit is free with COSI general admission or membership.

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