Niagara Science Museum

Niagara Science Museum

While your adult group is on a trip to Niagara Falls, you should check out the Niagara Science Museum as part of the experience. The location was established in May of 2009. It is a sanctuary for the preservation and appreciation of old scientific instruments and philosophical apparatus. There are artifacts on display in recreated old fashion laboratories.

The displays at the museum are both educational and fascinating. There are instruments in several categories. The team will find categories such as Mechanics, Heat, Meteorological Instruments, and Electricity. One of the instruments in the mechanic's category is known as the Air Pump. The instrument has two main components. One is a suction pump and the other is an expandable reservoir. Another mechanical instrument that is on display is the Burroughs Adding Machine. The adding machine was an office staple for more than a century.

The heat display contains steam engines for group members to explore. One of the engines on display is known as the toy steam engine. It is a Chipley made toy steam engine. The steam is produced electrically. The heat display also contains burners.

The electricity display at the museum has electric motors, electrometers, electrostatic machines, and galvanometers. One of the machines is known as the Electrophorus. The machine is a manually operated electrostatic generator. One of the electrometers was first made in 1845. It was constructed by Watkins and Hill who were instrument makers in London. This instrument is supposed to measure the forces between small bodies charged with electricity.


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