Aurora, Nebraska: Edgerton Explorit Center: Strobe Alley

Mostly geared for kids, this museum does give strobe light demonstrations in honor of its hometown namesake, Harold Edgerton, inventor of the strobe. "Strobe Alley" displays his equipment and freeze-action photographs.

208 16th St., Aurora, NE
I-80 exit 332. Drive north on Hwy 14 for 2.5 miles. The museum will be on the right, just north of A St.
M-Sa 9 am - 4 pm; Su 1-5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$6.25, under 2 yrs. old free.
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Edgerton Explorit Center: Strobe Alley

Not exactly a mad scientist, but Harold Eugene Edgerton invented the strobe light in 1931 that makes stop motion photography possible. He was born in nearby Fremont. See drops of water plop into crowns, super cold science and other fun stuff. This little museum has a lot of neat-o experiments and examples of his work. Very kid friendly.

[David Richoux, 08/26/2001]

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