Museum of Science and Industry


Tesla Coil Show



Live Science Experience Essentials


  • Ages:
  • This live science experience is suitable for all ages.
  • Duration:
  • 10 minutes
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Allstate Court
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Watch how we create an indoor lightning storm provided by the 20-foot Tesla coil suspended overhead. Observe from reclined benches as the coil puts on a 1.5-million-volt show of electrical discharge, with arcs jumping up to 10 feet from the center coil to the grounding rings. Explore the properties of electrical charge and magnetism as you learn how the Tesla coil builds up and releases such massive amounts of energy.

There is no charge for this program, which is offered in the Science Storms exhibit on Balcony Level 3.

Schedule

Daily, every half hour.

For up-to-date information, please see the schedule at the Information Desk on Main Level 2. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


Museum Hours
  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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