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The Electrified Pickle

July 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am - August 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Beginning July 13, 2014, the JMM kicks-off The Electrified Pickle! Designed to appeal to budding scientists, DIY-ers and anyone curious to learn about how things work as well as Jewish innovators in the fields of arts and science, this five week experience is not to be missed.  With help from our partner, the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD, our Feldman Gallery will be transformed into hands-on environment where visitors can discover the mysteries behind scientific principles such as magnetism, electricity, solar power, and other fun and engaging interactive activities. We’ll also be bringing some technology classics from our collection up from the basement – these include a bilingual typewriter from the 1920s and a permanent wave machine that was used in a hair salon in East Baltimore. The gallery space is intended as a community space where people can come to experiment, create, and learn from one another.


Each week we’ll highlight a different theme, which will be introduced every Sunday with a full complement of science experiments, hands-on workshops and exciting demonstrations. Special guests will share their expertise and passion for fields such as engineering, robotics and electronics with our visitors.  In a fusion of science and culture, the gallery will also play home to a participatory community arts project, inviting all visitors to think creatively and become a part of an ever-evolving piece of art.



  • Power This (July 13)

The Electrified Pickle begins with a positive charge on our Power This! Sunday. We’ll be powering up pickles and experimenting on spuds, focusing on electricity, batteries, and the science of conductivity. We’ll also be highlighting GIRL POWER AND EMPOWERMENT, partnering with local Girl Scout troops and universities that sponsor Societies of Women In Engineering.


We are ending our opening day with a bang! The Museum is hosting a Community Art Project Kick Off Party from 5-7pm. This free event includes entertainment with Extreme Jean’s Science Show. We will also introduce our partner artist to the community and begin our community arts project.


Power This! Event Page Here.


Kick Off Party Event Page Here.


  • Print This! (July 20)

Try your hand at one of the newest (and coolest!) technologies to become mainstream, 3-D printing. Other activities, such as woodblock print making, will explore the evolution of printing. We are excited to welcome Michael Raphael and Todd Blatt of Direct Dimensions, the Baltimore Jewish Times and our neighbors The Maryland Rubber Stamp Company as special guests.


Print This! Event Page Here.


  • Fly This! (July 27)

Activities this week relate to flight and exploring the principles of aerodynamics. Our friends from Futuremakers will set-up Wind Tubes, encouraging our visitors to have fun learning about the properties of moving air.  Visitors can create easy rockets, airplanes and balloon experiments in our makeshift launch pad in our back parking lot throughout the day.


Fly This! Event Page Here.


  • Imagine This! (August 3)

Robotics and automation are inspiration for this week’s workshops and demonstrations. Meet innovators in the field of robotics, learning about the latest inventions. The afternoon will highlight the wonderful and wacky contraptions of Rube Goldberg through a book talk by his granddaughter Jennifer George.


Imagine This! Event Page Here.


Jennifer George Event Page Here.


  • Code This! (August 10)

The exciting world of codes and encryption comes to life as you try your hand at invisible ink, learn the secret behind barcodes and examine real life spy equipment. We will be joined by special guests from Barcoding, Inc. special guests from Barcoding, Inc. and The National Cryptologic Museum to learn about POS software and Jewish code breakers in World War II, respectively. We will even have an Enigma Machine on display for the day.


Code This! Event Page Here.



Dr. David Hatch Talk Event Page Here.


Are you ready for an electrifying experience? Contact us for more information about The Electrified Pickle at 410-732-6400 ext. 215 or tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.

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July 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am
August 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm