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Education & Event Programs

Fall
STEM Education Programs

Magic with Magnets

Explore the fascinating properties of magnets! This 75-minute hands-on educational program will spark your child’s curiosity and teach the basics of magnetic science. Children will participate in activities that combine
fun with learning.

Super Circuits

In this 90-minute program we will explore the wonders of electricity through the hands-on construction of a simple circuit and explorations of insulators and conductors. Let us help you light up your life!

Tuesday, November 12, 2:50 – 4:10 pm
Wading River Elementary – Grades 3–4
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Wednesday, November 13, 2:50 – 4:10 pm
J.A. Edgar Intermediate School – Grades 3–4
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Fun with Forces

Have you ever thought about what riding your bicycle, running, throwing, wind, gravity, and falling have in common? The answer to those questions can be found through learning about forces. In this 75-minute hands-on program, young scientists will experiment to discover how forces and motion shape our world.

Tuesday, November 12, 2:50 – 4:10 pm
Miller Avenue School – Grades 1–2
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Wednesday, November 13, 3:50 – 5:15 pm
Frank J Carasiti Elementary – Grades 1–2
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Fall
Teslamania!

Teslamania is a day of demonstrations in which physics teachers showcase their ideas, inventions, and activities for improving physics education and student engagement.

Both new and experienced teachers learn innovative ways to improve their craft. Modeled after a similar competition held in Europe, Teslamania has grown annually on Long Island, New York, since 2007. The organizers are New York State Master Teachers from Long Island, and they hope to spread Teslamania throughout the United States.

Teslamania is much more than a physics demonstration competition for teachers, students, scientists, and enthusiasts; it is a day of sharing ideas, making and strengthening professional relationships, connecting with community, and celebrating physics.

Winter
Tesla Tech Art Camp

Join us for an electrifying new camp experience where students will discover the connections between art and technology. Inspired by inventor and creative genius Nikola Tesla, this week-long program will encourage students to take thoughtful risks as we explore the Design Thinking process. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math will form the educational and inspirational foundation behind everything created at Tesla Tech Art Camp!

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Winter
Holiday Lighting at Wardenclyffe

Share in the spirit of the season at our unique holiday celebration, featuring a dazzling light and music display on Tesla’s historic tower base. All ages are welcome to enjoy tree and menorah decorating, entertainment, free cookies and cocoa, sponsored activites–and special visit from Santa (photos encouraged!).

Spring
Tours of Wardenclyffe

A new program of tours will resume in the Spring, once warm weather returns to Wardenclyffe. Check back for dates and details.

 

Summer
Tesla Birthday Expo

Celebrate Tesla’s birthday with an exploration of exhibits, entertainment, and activities that bring his inventions to life. Explore interactive electricity exhibits, radio and robotics demos, Tesla-inspired art, virtual reality, kids’ stations, and more! Features entertainment and presentations on Tesla’s historic tower base, tours of the grounds, and sponsored activities.

Future Programs in Development
Programs:
Visiting experts, presentations, lecture series
Science teacher associations conferences and symposia
Field trips and science camps for students
Association with science competitions involving mentoring and workshops
Saturday Science programs
Permanent Exhibits:
Nikola Tesla museum
Exploratorium-type exhibits
Gift & book shop
Cafeteria (‘Neon Cafe’)
Science research space (living museum)
Innovation & incubation space
Changing exhibition space