Children's Discovery Museum Receives Grant

Published 06/16 2014 06:48PM

Updated 06/16 2014 06:52PM


The Children's Discovery Museum has been awarded a $116,800 grant from the Illinois Public Museum Capital Grants Program. That grant will help fund the new ImagineAir exhibit. Young learners will gain knowledge on air flow, power and energy by conducting entertaining experiments at floor to ceiling Air Mazes and a Bernoulli Table. The highlight of ImagineAir will be a wind energy station, a terraformed tabletop landscape populated by a multitude of wind turbines spinning in the breeze. This landscape is a testing ground for turbine creation teaching the nitty gritty of how the windmills work and create energy. Through hands on experimentation and scaled down models that invoke the real world, regional innovation in renewable energy becomes tangible to museum visitors.

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