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Free and fun workshops for the family at Hydro-Quebec’s Electrium

December 4, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

December 4, 2012 – The Electrium—Hydro-Quebec’s electricity interpretation centre—opens its doors to you and your family this holiday season. Little explorers can discover the world of science with initiation workshops animated by Profaqua, and a shortened version of the centre’s guided tour is also on the program…all free-of-charge.

A first this year! From December 27 to 30, electricity won’t take the entire spotlight at the Electrium! Budding scientists will get to participate in workshops developed just for them about subjects as varied as lights and lasers, wind, the chemistry of dry ice, and the secrets behind magic tricks! One theme will be featured each day. Profaqua animators will guide children aged 6 and up through experiments and educational games.

Learn how electrical phenomena affect the world around us through guided tours and a variety of interactive modules. You can also explore electricity’s role in the human body and its reflexes, and even get to test who in your family has the fastest reflexes! While you’re there, don’t miss the electric eel and observe how its shocks affect the Christmas tree lights.

Discover the nature of electricity and how to produce it, and learn about electrical and magnetic fields. Then, have some fun seeing how static electricity affects your hair with the Van de Graaff generator!


The Electrium is located in Sainte-Julie, off Highway 30 exit 87, in the Monteregie region. It will be open from December 27 to 30, from 9:30 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact the Electrium team at (800) 267-4558 or CLICK HERE .

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