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Invention Convention

at Hagley Museum and Library

Date: Monday January 19, 2015, 12:01 am

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  • Saturday January 17, 2015
  • Sunday January 18, 2015
  • Monday January 19, 2015

Did you know that your DVD player uses lasers and that rainbows show the different colors of sunlight? Lasers are controlled light waves created by humans. Light waves are all around us. They create the colors that we see and illuminate rooms with a flip of a switch. Hagley’s Invention Convention 2015 will explore the fascinating science behind lights and lasers. How are light waves controlled to create lasers? Why do light waves make different colors? Through engaging, hands-on activities, families will discover the many practical uses of lasers.

Invention Convention will be held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend. Tinkering Tables will allow visitors to explore the inner workings of electronic gadgets, and the Create-an-Invention area will allow them to make their own invention. Each day will feature a different science show with demonstrations of chemistry, physics, and the wonders of lights and lasers. The hands-on Science Fair will give everyone opportunities to conduct experiments led by Hagley staff and community partners.

Use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Science Shows: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. daily
Saturday, January 17: Light Fantastic, presented by the Carnegie Science Center
Sunday, January 18: Eye to the Sky, presented by the Franklin Institute
Monday, January 19: Cool Chemistry, presented by Dr. Mike Stemniski

Adults $7 
Children 4-14 $5
Children under 4 and Hagley members free.
Lunch available from the Belin House Organic Café.

Hagley is accepting donations of unneeded electronics and small appliances such as DVD players, telephones, keyboards, computers (without monitors), and remote-controlled toys for use at the Tinkering Tables. Items may be delivered to the Hagley Visitor Center during open hours.

Hagley Museum and Library

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Wilmington, DE 19807


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