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Phone (718) 699-0005
Price Free with NYSCI admission; Adults: $11; Children: $8; Students: $8; Senior Citizens: $8
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Science

Latimer Cart

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 12:00p to 5:00p

In this special activity created to commemorate Black History Month, you can learn about the contributions Lewis Latimer made to the light bulb, how we use electricity, and how light bulbs helped shape today's society.
Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Mass. on September 4, 1848. His parents, George and Rebecca Latimer, had run away from slavery in Virginia. Lewis Latimer worked in the laboratories of both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. He invented the carbon filament, an important
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New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St.
Queens, NY 11368
(718) 699-0675
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