Strobe Alley features the life and work of Harold “Doc” Edgerton. The Alley is the home of Edgerton’s historic photographs, including the famous “Milk Drop Coronet” and the “Bullet through Apple” photos, as well as his laboratory equipment and information about his work at MIT and explorations with Jacques Cousteau. There are also hands-on exhibits that show Doc’s work with the electronic strobe flash as well.
The Theatre and Demonstrations
Visitors of all ages enjoy the experience of our live interactive science demonstrations presented by the Edgerton Center’s lead educators in our theatre. Each demonstration will get everyone excited about learning science with unique experiments and audience participation. The demos can be done for small groups or
entire schools and are great supplements to classroom learning. Two demonstrations are included in the price of field trips to the center. Edgerton On The Move Programs can be just one demo up to a Science Explosion event that includes up to 10 Demonstrations and labs over two days.
The Explorit Zone was created based on Harold “Doc” Edgerton’s philosophy to “…teach people in such a way that they don’t realize they are learning until it is too late.” The Zone does this with interactive exhibits that are designed to provide insight into hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) principles. Our Zone puts STEAM into students’ hands by letting them explore, imagine and create as they play and find answers to questions. New exhibits coming this spring include Rock Climbing Physics, Laser Island and Silly Sound.
Traveling Explorit Zone
This is a smaller traveling version of the Explorit Zone that we bring to you. It has over 25 hands-on STEAM activity stations students can rotate through. Typically, it is set up on ten 8’ tables in a decent sized room or location that works best for your school or organization’s event. The Traveling Explorit Zone can be set up for small groups or entire schools including Family Nights where parents and siblings can participate as well.
Hands-On Lab Activities
The Edgerton Explorit Center offers hands-on lab activities both at the Center in Aurora and offsite with our Edgerton On The Move Programs. Lab descriptions and suggested age ranges are listed in the lab section found here. Labs can be added to a field trip for an additional $2.50 per student or can be part of an EOTM program and fall under the pricing packages listed here. Labs may be limited to the number of students that can be in a session depending on time and space. Please contact us if you have any questions.