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Tampa Bay Lightning-themed exhibit opens Sunday at MOSI

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Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 02:44 AM

You may not be able to watch the NHL right now, but soon you'll be able to use pro hockey to teach your children about science at a new museum exhibit in Tampa.

MOSI's Slippery Science exhibit, a permanent addition to the science center/museum's Kids In Charge! area, opens Sunday. The Tampa Bay Lightning-themed exhibit will include a series of interactive stations where guests can play games, see what's inside the pads in a hockey player's uniform and view themselves on a replica of a stadium Jumbotron.

The exhibit, built with a $525,000 grant from the PNC Foundation, is aimed at teaching young children about friction, physics, and the science behind reaction time. Design elements from the Forum, the downtown arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play, were incorporated into the new exhibit.

The grant from the PNC Foundation is also supporting MOSI's new early childhood project, PNC Passport to Science: A Grow Up Great Initiative, which will work to create interest in science in pre-school aged children.

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