Exploring Energy through Play: Science Centers That Spark Imagination

09 Oct, 2023

Whether itโ€™s the school holidays, a school trip, or even just a day out on the weekend, museums are always a great option to learn something new and have fun at the same time. But what if your visit could do more than just educate and entertain? What if it could generate energy? That’s precisely what Energy Floors is bringing to the world of science centres and innovation museums.

At Energy Floors, we have a strong and growing portfolio that combines fun, education, and sustainability through our international collaborations with museums and science centres. Our aim is to impart knowledge about the future of energy, emphasizing its renewable and clean aspects. What makes our projects unique is that they harness human power – energy generated by you, children, and adults alike. Below, we showcase some of the incredible museums that have integrated our kinetic energy floors into their exhibits and how they are using them for good, including for a fun selfie!

Dashboard Energy Floors - Energy Meter

Embarking on a Global Initiative

From science centers to innovation museums, we’re excited to embark on a global initiative to collaborate with institutions all over the world. At Energy Floors, we believe in the power of innovation and sustainability. Together, we can create interactive and educational experiences that captivate visitors and empower them to explore the world of renewable energy through play. Join us in revolutionizing the way we learn about and interact with energy.

Discover Museums Leading the Way

The central technology, the Kinetic Tile, plays a pivotal role in this journey. It offers diverse experiences, branching into two categories. The first category is “Power Plugins,” showcasing how the kinetic energy powers various outlets and devices. The second is “Feedback Plugins,” which provide engaging experiences akin to LCD displays and branded content at events such as St Patrick’s Dayย gathering, where users aim to produce a specific amount of energy through their dance moves and fill their virtual glasses with beer

1. SPARKOH! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

In their exhibition “Energy: New Dreams,” SPARKOH! invites visitors to learn about the origins of energy, its uses, and the challenges it faces, along with innovative solutions for the future. Our sustainable dancefloor is a star feature, requiring visitors to generate energy to watch a short film and interact with other installations. Learn more

Science Centre Sparkoh - Energy Floors

2. Glasgow Science Centre ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

At Glasgow Science Centre’s exhibition “Powering The Future,” we collaborated to develop an interactive energy exhibit featuring our energy dance floor. Through a touchscreen interface, visitors can choose from games like “Charge Your Selfie,” “Energy Battle,” or the “Power Boost Arcade Game.” Can you guess how much energy it takes to power a selfie? Learn more

3. MOVE Mobility Experience ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

MOVE is a museum dedicated to the mobility experience and getting youth active, aligning perfectly with Energy Floors’ mission. One of their new installations allows both children and adults to play in pairs and race a car to the finish line by jumping on the kinetic energy floor. It also features the classic arcade game “Dodgeโ€™ems.” It’s educational, fun, and definitely burns some calories! Learn more

Energy floors ins Move Science Centre

4. Mid-Michigan Childrenโ€™s Museum, Michigan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

The Mid-Michigan Childrenโ€™s Museum features an exhibition called “Solar Spot,” where visitors can learn about various types of renewable energy, including the energy we generate from ourselves! Children up to 10 years old can jump on the kinetic floor panels and see how much energy they can create. Check out the screens and the light tower to measure the energy you made. Learn more

5. One Planet ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Inspired by the United Nationsโ€™ seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, the “One Planet” exhibition at this Dutch museum explores advances in food, water, and energy. Our kinetic floor features an alternative source of energy for the future in a fun way: play in pairs and aim to beat your competitor by generating more energy. Learn more

6. The Lancaster Science Factory, Pennsylvania ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Visit the “Electricity and Magnetism” exhibit at The Lancaster Science Factory to experience our kinetic energy solutions in action. Applications include “Charge Your Selfie,” an “Energy Battle,” the “Power Boost Arcade Game,” and an “Energy Quiz” to test your knowledge. Be careful with the Energy Quiz – youโ€™ll need to step on the right floor modules to answer correctly! Learn more

Lancaster Science Centre Energy Floor

Energy Floors Science Center Installations Worldwide

Here are some additional science centres and museums around the world that have partnered with Energy Floors to create engaging and sustainable experiences:

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Installed Energy Floors in Science Center

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