WILLIAMSPORT -- "Building America's Canals," an exhibit organized by the National Canal Museum, opened Friday in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Trolley Barn Building, at the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport.
The traveling exhibit blends science and history through hands-on activities that allow children and adults to experience canal engineering firsthand, according to a press release.
The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 11. Admission is free.
When the exhibit was in Williamsport in 2008, more than 11,000 visitors, including about 3,500 school students, visited it, the release says.
Elements of the exhibit include a chance to build your own canal, construct an aqueduct, design and operate lift locks, be your own boat captain, build a suspension bridge, and operate cranes used to load and unload canal boats.