SWEPCO hosts half-price admission day at Sci-Port May 21
SWEPCO and Sci-Port celebrate National Electrical Safety Month with SWEPCO Safety Day
Published Friday, May 13, 2016 6:00 am
by Tara Burton, (318) 424-8678

SWEPCO will sponsor SWEPCO Safety Day at Sci-Port Saturday, May 21, offering half-price admission. In honor of National Electrical Safety Month, special programming will be offered by SWEPCO and Sci-Port.

The AEP Foundation will present Sci-Port with a $300,000 check at 1 p.m., for funding that will help develop a traveling outreach exhibit on the science of energy.

SWEPCO Schedule of Events:  

  • PowerTOWN safety demonstration at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Louie the Lightning Bug buzzes through Sci-Port at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Customer Services representatives and the Energy Efficiency Department will be available for questions about safety and billing from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sci-Port Schedule of Events: 

  • Watt’s Current? – Nikola Tesla and Electricity demonstration at Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Hydrogen-powered cars at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Throughout the Day:

  • Power Up program, with assistance from SWEPCO Arsenal Hill Power Plant engineers. The program will also include information on engineering as a career choice.
  • Guests can take pictures with a lineman in SWEPCO’s photo booth in Sci-Port’s lobby.
  • Guests can sign up for SWEPCO Alerts.
  • Children can color a Louie the Lightning Bug mask, and the first 500 children will receive Louie antenna visors.
  • Celebrate a Scientist will highlight Gustaf de Laval, who contributed to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery.  Guests can visit the SOAR cart to receive a Gustaf de Laval trading card and complete a steam engine exercise. 

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Contact Info

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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