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It takes a lot of work to light up a city! Electropolis is an exhibit on electricity in Minneapolis that combines science and history to engage children ages 4-8 and their families in educational play.
Electropolis features several fully interactive stations where kids can light up and power the Foshay Tower and learn about circuits by connecting and lighting up a small city! Electropolis presents young museum visitors with a combination of ‘how things were’ and ‘how things work,’ framing basic principles of electricity within the history of electrification in Minneapolis.
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.