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Water Center Unveils New Exhibits

7/2/2010
Contact: Libby Albers, Environmental Specialist |

The City of Wichita’s WATER Center has two new permanent exhibits that educate visitors about conservation and the mysteries of water.

The two new educational museum exhibits are “Water: A Magic Molecule” lets visitors discover why water is called “H20,” why water is good at dissolving and why some animals can walk across the surface of water; and “Water With Care” challenges visitors to thinking about how much water they use each day.

The new exhibits are funded through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kansas Health Foundation, the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation and other general donations.

The WATER (Wichita Area Treatment, Education & Remediation) Center, located at 101 E. Pawnee, treats daily more than a million gallons of contaminated groundwater from underneath downtown Wichita. As part of the Gilbert and Mosley environmental cleanup project, the WATER Center offers visitors water education programs, a water-focused museum, aquariums and trails. The center’s learning museum is open Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. It’s closed on federal holidays.

Admission is free.

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