New York Transit Museum exhibit "ElectriCity: Powering New York's Subways and Rails"
Thursday, December 1, 2011 through Friday, December 30, 2011
WNYC is a media sponsor for “ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Subways and Rails”. Opening October 29th at the New York Transit Museum, located underground at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights.
This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.
Kids will stand on subway platforms with a new appreciation for the third rail after a visit to the museum's newest exhibit, which tackles the science of electricity. Hands-on activities have little ones capturing light with a solar panel, creating sparks that fly up a Jacob's ladder, and operating a model train with a hand-cranked motor.