Science museum hosts Nikola Tesla exhibition

Don't miss the Tesla coil.
Ke Jiayun / SHINE

The Tesla coil is displayed at the main exhibition hall of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

A new exhibition featuring Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor and engineer who helped electrify America, opened on Saturday at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and will last for three months.

The exhibition introduced from Serbia follows the biography of Tesla, a man with more than 1,000 inventions in his life and features many precious historic pictures, files and models of his inventions.

A interactive exhibition wall designed for the children is provided at the scene, which can tell them the stories on Tesla's life in an interesting way. Sandplay game and holographic projection devices are also highlights in the children's area.

Among the exhibits at the main exhibition hall, there is a model of Tesla coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Tesla to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Through this model, visitors can see the unique phenomenon when electricity is produced by the coil.

Visitors can also find the model of a remote-control boat that Tesla used in a public experiment on radio-engineering in New York, 1898. That year he applied for a patent protecting the apparatus and method to control the mechanism of moving objects.

A documentary about Tesla is being played at an audio-visual room at the exhibition.

This exhibition is a fruit of the Belt and Road Initiative and the cooperation between the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.

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