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Obscura Day in Niagara Falls NY

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Join Atlas Obscura at the Niagara Science Museum for an afternoon of historical experiments conducted with restored antique scientific equipment.

Nick Dalacu has spent a lifetime collecting antique scientific equipment that he has amassed in a museum built in the converted scientific laboratories of the National Carbon office building of Union Carbide. His unique collection represents a particular fascination with the innovative and experimental inventions and tools that scientists have attempted to make use of over the centuries.

Among many other rooms and objects, the museum contains a recreated 1930s medical office, a galvanometer collection, a collection of antique optical instruments, microscopes and radios, and – most intriguing of all – a high-voltage laboratory. Amazingly, almost everything in the museum has been restored to working order so that Dalacu can demonstrate how each item works.


Ample parking on Highland Ave and on Museum grounds.

30 people at one time can be inside.

A $ 3 donation/person would be appreciated.

Refreshments will be served

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