METC Ongoing Events

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Spark Banner 3Spark! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light
September 19, 2017 –¬†February 23, 2018

We take artificial light for granted in our modern world. Our homes, offices, classrooms, and even our cell phones provide us with almost instantaneous light. But there was a time when creating safe, affordable, and easily accessible light was a dangerous and dirty business. SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light illuminates the 18th and 19th-century experience with light and tells the story of the dirty and sometimes explosive fuels that created that light. It also explores the early electrical experiments that eventually led us to the safe and clean lighting of the 21st century.






 Guided Tours unlock the secrets of METC!

For an in-depth look at the current exhibit and the secrets of METC and the James Library Building, book a guided tour! We offer tours for all age groups and learning levels. Only $8 per person. Call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 to book a tour today!