The EPM Interactive Museum (Museo Interactivo de EPM) in Medellin is a magical world of science and technology. Through playful activities, children and adults alike have the opportunity to understand how the services provided by your public utility company work. Taking a page from the days of Thomas Edison, André-Marie Ampère, Georg Simon Ohm and Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta, the EPM Interactive Museum challenges young minds to understand the scientific world around them and how things work including popular questions as,
How is it that we can get water from simply turning on a faucet?
How is electric power generated?
How does your voice travel through the phone?
What type of future awaits us if we do not take care of our environment?
The idea for the EPM Interactive Museum was first conceived by EPM after a company visit to the Electrium in Quebec. After six months of researching other interactive museum s around the world, an idea was presented to the Gerencia General de Empresas Públicas de Medellín. Included in the decision making process was the National Federation of Coffee Growers (Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia). Francisco Cardona Troll was the engineer in charge of the project that would soon become the EPM Interactive Museum. Together with a team of engineers, journalists, publicists, designers and decorators, the group began construction on January 1, 2000. In just over nine months, the idea became reality when the doors to the new facility were officially opened on November 16, 2000.
At the EPM Interactive Museum you can visit galleries dedicated to the following categories and whose names were taken from the Kokama language spoken by a Colombian indigenous tribe with the same name who live in the Amazon territory. There are four separate learning pavilions inside the museum and each has its own central learning theme. The four categories of scientific principles are,
Kuarachi: Sun & Sky
Puka Lupuna: Red Ceiba (Native tree to Colombia)
Location of EPM Interactive Museum in Medellin:
METRO STATION: SAN ANTONIO
Hours of Operation:
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY (8-6:30 P.M.)
SATURDAY (12-6:30 P.M.)
SUNDAY (10-6:30 P.M.)
EPM Foundation Website