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PLCs & Motor Control

Explore the basics of the PLC (programmable logic circuit) – the workhorse of modern automation. Use training kits developed by Rockwell Automation to write a microprocessor program to start, stop, and control the speed of a motor. This experience is co-led by an engineer from Rockwell Automation.

Cost = $10/student

Middle School DPI Standards

  • Science: B.12.5
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: PST1.d.9.h
  • Technology and Engineering: EL4.a.5.m, EL3.a.5.h. EL4.a.13.h, EL6.a.6.h

High School DPI Standards

  • Science: B.12.5
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: PST1.d.9.h
  • Technology and Engineering: EL4.a.5.m, EL3.a.5.h. EL4.a.13.h, EL6.a.6.h

Requires at least a 4-week notice. Max 20 students per session.

2 Hours
Gr 7-12
Technology, Engineering, Automation

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Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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General Admission

Adults $20
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at Admissions. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 19 (after closing)9am
Tues-Fri 9am - 4pm
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p

Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Get Directions
Adults $20
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14
Military* Active Duty & Veterans $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at Admissions. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 19 (after closing)9am
Tues-Fri 9am - 4pm
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p