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Science Central begins building 'Sphere' exhibit

In true Science Central fashion, Fort Wayne officials donned rubber chemistry gloves and protective eyewear to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new permanent exhibit.

Officials including Mayor Tom Henry and Science Central Executive Director Martin Fisher filled mugs of liquid nitrogen and threw it on a raised concrete platform in the space that will house the exhibit.

Science on a Sphere will be the first major exhibition added to the center since its opening in 1995, and will be located in a previously unused part of the building.

Demolition, construction and installation will take about two months, with an expected opening date in late summer. The project is possible thanks to a fundraising campaign totaling more than $1.5 million.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

sarah.janssen@jg.net

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