Exelon, Constellation fund new energy exhibit at Maryland Science Center

Expected to open in late 2013, the exhibit will educate visitors about the full scope and complexity of how humans generate and use energy, from the power plants that produce electricity to the power lines that deliver it to customers' homes

Baltimore, May 15, 2012 — Exelon and Constellation announced a combined $1.8 million donation to the Maryland Science Center for the creation of a new exhibit that will educate visitors about how energy is produced and consumed.

Expected to open in late 2013, the exhibit will educate visitors about the full scope and complexity of how humans generate and use energy, from the power plants that produce electricity to the power lines that deliver it to customers' homes. In addition, the exhibit is expected to show visitors how they can use energy more efficiently to reduce their utility bills and how cleaner, alternative sources of energy can help reduce our impact on the environment.

As part of its merger with Constellation in March 2012, Exelon committed to maintain charitable giving of at least $7 million each year in Maryland and Baltimore combined for the next 10 years. Exelon's gift to the Maryland Science Center fulfills part of this commitment.

In keeping with the museum's hands-on approach to learning, the new exhibit will feature interactive, multimedia displays, and the Science Center's own energy consumption and building — including its solar arrays and green roof — will be included in the exhibit.

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