SWEPCO has teamed up with The Sci-Port Discovery Center to celebrate National Electrical Safety Month with a day of half-price admissions to the center.

SWEPCO is sponsoring "SWEPCO Safety Day" at Sci-Port on Saturday, May 21. Not only will Sci-Port offer half-price admissions to all guests on this day, but SWEPCO and Sci-Port will host a multitude of events and attractions for all to see.

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.
SWEPCO will show the power of energy and the need for electrical safety on their POWERtown demonstration. -AEP/SWEPCO
Louie The Lighting Bug will buzz through Sci-Port. -AEP/SWEPCO

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.

In addition to the day's events, 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.