Spark of Life

What is electricity? What did people from other times and places think about it? How is it embedded in everyday culture and used for good? From light bulbs to comic book villains, discover the many uses and meanings of electricity.

  • Play a theremin, the very first electronic musical instrument—without even touching it!
  • Crank up a 60,000-volt static spark on the huge Wimshurst generator.
  • Challenge your friend to a game of Mindball and win by relaxing your mind.
  • Trace the history of electrical science on a giant colorful mural by artist Raoul Dufy.