It's a spark of wonder

A lightning strike can inspire emotional reactions like few other phenomena in nature. While we've learned much since the earliest lightning experiments, there's still plenty to discover about electrical charges and magnetism. Witness dramatic, high-voltage lightning as you sit below a large Tesla coil. Use electromagnetism to launch a ring 30 feet in the air, and build and propel a maglev train car that floats over the track, thanks to magnetism.

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Experience the sight, sound and power of a captivating indoor lightning storm.

Experiment with magnetic levitation, a force powerful enough to lift a train.