“We are pleased and excited to partner with Discovery World to invite families and students to interact with the vital force that powers their daily lives,” said Beth Straka, vice president – We Energies Foundation and senior vice president – corporate communications and investor relations. “We’re hoping Power On inspires the next generation of engineers and innovators who will be integral to the success of our industry.”
“The energy experience will allow guests to engage in all kinds of physical activities that are connected to the most important topics and concepts around energy,” said Discovery World President and CEO Joel Brennan. “This powerful, often unseen force will become better understood and appreciated through these highly interactive experiences.
“Alongside our partners from We Energies, we’re excited to bring an exhibit to our community that demonstrates how humans have harnessed different types of energy through technological innovations, scientific discovery and persistent curiosity about the world around us.”
Families, school groups, and visitors of all ages will encounter amazing energy transformations in this one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopic journey. Children and their families will be able to:
- Reach out and touch lightning
- Explore how wind turbines work
- Discover how to meet a city’s energy needs
- Play with invisible light energy
- Experiment with gravitational potential energy
Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, nonprofit family science and technology center. The 120,000-square-foot center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and programs, and other activities.