The Maryland Science Center and Constellation Celebrate Grand Opening of Power
$1.8 million permanent exhibit designed to inspire students about the science
BALTIMORE, March 14, 2014
BALTIMORE, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Maryland Science Center and
Constellation today celebrated the opening of the center's newest permanent
exhibit, Power Up!. The $1.8 million exhibit, sponsored by Constellation and
parent company Exelon, gives visitors an interactive look at the science of
electricity.The 4,000-square-foot, multi-lingual (English, Spanish and
Braille) exhibit features more than 12 interactive stations that allow
visitors to participate in the process of generating, measuring, monitoring
and distributing electricity. Power Up! is the first major permanent to
exhibit to open at the Maryland Science Center in four years.
Visiting 1st graders and Poe of the Baltimore Ravens have fun generating power
in the newly opened Power Up! exhibit at the Maryland Science Center.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today at the Maryland Science Center to
commemorate the exhibit's opening. The event included representatives from the
Maryland Science Center and Constellation, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
Torrey Smith, and 20 first-grade students from Federal Hill Prep. The students
are among 1,700 Baltimore-area students who will receive bus transportation to
the Maryland Science Center this year through Constellation's Sacks for
Science program with the Baltimore Ravens.
"The Maryland Science Center is very excited to be working with Constellation
to bring such a comprehensive and educational exhibit to our visitors," said
Maryland Science Center president and CEO Van Reiner. "Power Up! is a great
opportunity for us to engage and educate visitors about a resource that many
of us take for granted every day."
"Constellation is honored to sponsor this new energy exhibit that will provide
a fun and interactive learning experience for Maryland-area youth," said Mark
Huston, president - Constellation Retail, and Maryland Science Center board
member trustee. "Inspiring young people to learn more about science and
technology is essential to developing new energy solutions for a brighter,
more sustainable future."
In addition to the science of electricity generation, Power Up! allows
visitors to explore renewable energy resources, energy conservation and energy
career choices. Exhibit activities include: powering household items at a
"human-generator" station, simulating how to manage Baltimore's electricity
load during times of peak use, harnessing the power of hydro-electricity and
producing the energy needed to power fluorescent, LED and incandescent light
bulbs. Power Up! challenges visitors to build circuits, wire the grid from
power plant to home outlet and explore cutting-edge fuels.
During its development, Power Up! was reviewed by a content advisory panel
made up of educators, scientists, researchers and engineers who examined the
exhibit's content and experiential components over 18 months to ensure an
optimal educational and interactive experience. Power Up! was designed by
Hands On! Inc., located in St. Petersburg, Fla., a leader in creating
experiential exhibits for science centers and museums across the country.
Power Up! is located on the third floor of the Maryland Science Center. All
exhibit activities are free with paid admission to the Maryland Science
Center. For dates of specific activities, more information and ticket prices,
visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-hour information line at
About the Maryland Science Center
Named one of Parents Magazine's Top 10 Science Centers in America, the
Maryland Science Center in Baltimore makes science understandable and fun for
more than 500,000 visitors a year. The Maryland Science Center inspires,
fascinates, motivates and engages children and adults with dozens of
interactive exhibits, traveling exhibitions, original presentations in the
world-famous Davis Planetarium, larger-than-life movies in the five-story St.
John Properties IMAX Theater, and hundreds of hands-on programs delivered
throughout the state each year. For more information, visit
The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers
(www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading
competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and
services for homes and businesses across the continentalUnited
States.Constellation's retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and
public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100,
and nearly one million residential customers.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation's leading competitive energy
provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Headquartered in
Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S.
power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity
comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation
fleets. The company's Constellation business unit provides energy products and
services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and
approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon's utilities deliver
electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central
Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania
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Contact: Garrett Berberich, Himmelrich PR, 410-528-5400,
email@example.com or Kelly Biemer, Constellation, 410-470-9700,
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