A new permanent exhibit known as Aluminate opens today (January 30th) at the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)telling the story of aluminum and energy.

Did you know that by recycling one aluminum can, you can save an equivalent amount of energy that could power a television for three hours? This and many other facts are included in the interactive climbing structure, which allows children to explore aluminum, renewable energy, and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects.

The exhibit will have a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The Aluminate exhibit is sponsored by a generous grant from Alcoa Foundation, which makes investments in communities where Alcoa has manufacturing operations. Focused on education and environment, Alcoa Foundation began the project at cMoe through a three-year strategic grant that started in 2013.

The Museum greatly acknowledges the tremendous investment from the Alcoa Foundation in advancing STEM education at the Children's Museum and to Vectren for a separate contribution that it made to help with the exhibit.

As visitors navigate through 26-foot tall tower, children’s imaginations will be ignited by a solar-powered airplane, scarf air maze and even a periscope. To better understand the world around them, children will learn the history of aluminum, how it’s made, its everyday use and its impact on the world.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new exhibit, the museum will host educational and fun activities all day long. This will include Zoob anatomy, 3-D printing and robotic arms. The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library will also be conducting STEM-based activities throughout the day.