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TESLA LIVES!

TESLA LIVES!

TESLA LIVES! ELECTRIC, INVENTIVE, A LITTLE BIT STRANGE!

Filling the stage with 20 million volts of roaring, crackling, sizzling electricity, a new live theater show TESLA LIVES! delivers an energetic and sometimes humorous glimpse into how our modern world was designed by the godfather of the 21st century, Nikola Tesla. Through Discovery World's latest theater production, audiences will meet the genius who invented the modern world and find the genius within themselves.

 

Lucky audience volunteers are invited onto the stage to participate in amazing demonstrations of light, power, and magnetic fields. With recreations of lightning and his 19th century inventions, the show is an inspiration to anyone wishing to set free their own creativity and ideas.

 

In fifty-five blazing minutes, audiences see how Tesla was the first to originate wireless communication, radio, x-rays, neon lighting, A/C power, and how his last great work was to give the world free, wireless electricity. TESLA LIVES! unveils myth and history buried in the sands of time.

 

Public performances of TESLA LIVES! are held on weekends and are a regular offering. The show is also available for corporate and private functions. TESLA LIVES! is intended for adults, teens and children over age six.

Age Specification

Due to loud noise, use of high voltage equipment and the level of excitement generated in the live theater production of TESLA LIVES!, the show is NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIX.


Showtimes*

TESLA LIVES! is a regular offering with no closing date.

 

CURRENT SHOWTIMES

  • Saturdays | 2:30pm
  • Sundays | 2:30pm


SUMMER SHOWTIMES
(June 21-August 31)
  • Tuesdays | 1:30 pm
  • Thursdays | 1:30 pm
  • Saturdays | 1:30 pm
  • Sundays | 1:30 pm

 

*All showtimes are subject to change. There will be no live theater shows on Sunday, August 17.

 

 

Tickets

Tickets are available for in-person purchase. To confirm showtime availability, please call (414) 765-9966.

 

Prices

  • Members Adult | $4.00
  • Members Child Age 6+ | $4.00
  • Non-Members Adult | $6.00 w/ General Admission
  • Non-Members Child 6+ | $6.00 w/General Admission
  • Show Only without General Admission Purchase | $8.00 Adult and $7.00 Child 6+

Recommended Books, Media, and Websites

Books

  • Tesla: Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney
  • Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius by Marc Seifer
  • The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
  • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla (1919)

 

Podcasts

  • Studio 360- Nikola Tesla, Strange Genius

 

Video

  • Tesla: Master of Lightning directed by Robert Uth for PBS
  • The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan (2006)
  • Tesla – The Lost Wizard (YouTube)

 

Websites

http://www.pbs.org/tesla/
http://www.teslasociety.com/
http://www.tesla-museum.org/