Energy: fuelling the future
 

Perfect for children aged 7–14, and their teachers or families, Energy: Fuelling the Future looks at our present and future energy needs and uses.

The gallery is packed with thought provoking games and exhibits which can be controlled in all sorts of novel ways. Explore how energy powers every aspect of our lives. Play with touch sensitive screens, giant spinning drums and dance-floor footpads to question and discover how we will meet the planet’s growing energy demands.

Where does energy come from? What does electricity actually feel like? And what on Earth is a fossil fuel? Come and find out – you might be surprised by how much you already know. You can even join the debate by leaving your thoughts for others to see on the Energy Ring, a huge interactive sculpture suspended in the air.

On the Energy: Fuelling the Future website: Explore how energy powers every aspect of your life, where it comes from and how the planet is coping. Do we have all the energy supplies we need? Discover the latest ideas on how we'll change to meet our growing energy demands.

The Energy Gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum will be closed on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2013.

On display

World energy: you are in charge

Where will our power come from in the future? Now you can decide.

 
Energy ring

Share your thoughts about energy on this amazing exhibit.

 
Energy shutdown

Power cuts cause big problems. Play games to rescue the city.

 
Do not touch

An interactive artwork - choose whether or not to experience energy through touch.