"Science is magic that works." - Kurt Vonnegut
Many of the entertaining shows we watch today are filled with movie magic. With computer animation and green-screen effects, we can be whisked away to fictional worlds of fantasy and mystery. Don't get us wrong, that can be a ton of fun!
Little do we realize how many amazing, unbelievable, did-you-SEE-that things there are in the world around us. From the tiniest atoms to the farthest reaches of the cosmos, science helps us understand the incredible way the universe works. After experimenting with our hands-on exhibits, exploring the Tinkering Studio, climbing through the Sky-Walk, and hiking through the Dino Trek, you might be ready to sit for a moment. Fortunately, Mid-America Science Museum has unforgettable science shows to continue engaging minds when legs might be ready for a rest.
Who knew science could be so entertaining?
Dorothy Van Lue & Albert F.W. Habeeb Tesla Theater
The World's Most Powerful Conical Tesla Coil
Featuring the World’s Most Powerful Conical Tesla Coil, as recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Audiences are taken back in time when harnessed electricity was new to the world and the competition of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. This show features 1.5 million volts of electricity sparking off the coil and is a fan favorite among children of all ages.
The show is free to Museum members. Tickets are available at the admissions desk.