Title: New Exhibition Under Construction: Building Careers Brings Appeal of Trade Jobs to Rochester Museum & Science Center
Date: Opens January 10, 2014
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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Media Contact: Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs
New Exhibition Under Construction: Building Careers Brings Appeal of Trade Jobs to Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors drill hands-on into construction trades and complete actual electrical, plumbing, architecture and building tasks at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) with the premier exhibition Under Construction: Building Careers. Built to heighten interest in the booming construction trades, Under Construction: Building Careers showcases the fascinating work of translating a building from vision to completion. Local electricians, plumbers and other construction professionals narrate their story of building the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on campus at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The permanent exhibition opens January 10.
"Construction is one of the most widespread industries in the United States, and skilled construction trades workers are a vital part of our community's economic engine," said Kate Bennett, president, RMSC. "We are glad to offer our community's families with the opportunity to explore this fulfilling path, be inspired about the possibilities and start building their skills."
Under Construction: Building Careers, built by RMSC staff, is highly interactive and acutely designed for workforce preparation. Dabbling in all the excitement trade careers have to offer, visitors use their hands and minds to:
Maneuver a giant crane to move bricks on the "job site."
Run wires through 2x4-studded walls to build a simulated working electrical system.
Install plumbing for a sink as well as install a p-trap for outflow.
Stretch their design and math muscles while creating structures with KEVA Planks.
Visitors learn from local trade professionals who worked on the RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability. What do they do? What are their interests? How did they get where they are today? Visitors also explore how the industry has changed, and the vital role that sustainability plays in this impressive building. A time-lapse video of the construction of the building details the depth of the project and helps visitors relate to the process.
Along with featuring rewarding careers in construction in the exhibition, safety is a major focus. Hard hats, steel-toe boots and safety instructions are prominent.
Presenting sponsors for Under Construction: Building Careers include Builders Exchange of Rochester, Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and UNICON. Additional support comes from John W. Danforth Company, LeChase Construction Services, LLC, Manning Squires Hennig Company, Inc., and O'Connell Electric Company.
Admission to Under Construction: Building Careers is free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for RMSC members and children under 3. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Under Construction: Building Careers is recommended for all ages.
The RMSC is open seven days a week. Regular hours are Sunday, 11am to 5pm and Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Visit www.rmsc.org for more information.
For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Debra Jacobson, Director of Marketing and Community Affairs, RMSC at 585.697.1944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.