Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit dedicated to the Museum’s namesake—Benjamin Franklin! Just as Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Use your body to complete the circuit and discover how series and parallel circuits regulate the flow of electrons along a conductor or "feel" the electricity required to power up different kinds of light bulbs.
Insulate yourself from the hair-raising effects of the Van de Graaff generator which demonstrates the effects of a buildup of electrical charges.
Learn how electricity is created and explore the fuel sources needed to generate our electricity. Retrace the path of electricity from a common wall outlet back to the power plant. You’ll feel the force of electricity by manipulating electrical phenomena, exploring authentic artifacts (including Franklin’s Lightning Rod), and tackling questions of sustainable energy.