Little Rock, Ark. (Oct 5, 2017) – The Museum of Discovery announced today that Entergy Arkansas is the new sponsor of its Guinness World Record musical bi-polar Tesla coil.
The coil debuted in 2015 and has been witnessed by thousands of visitors. The coil – named after its inventor, Nikola Tesla, the developer of the alternating current system of electricity used today – creates high-voltage electricity at a high frequency visible to the eye.
“We’re proud to power the Tesla Coil at the Museum of Discovery,” said Rick Riley, President and CEO of Entergy Arkansas. “At Entergy, we build on the principles of science discovered by Tesla to power homes and businesses today. We hope the coil will spark interest in science, math and technology for those students who see it.”
The Museum of Discovery’s coil emits 200,000 volts of electricity as it plays a variety of well-known songs. It is one of two world record bi-polar Tesla coils; the other is housed at the Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City, TN.
“Entergy has been a long-time supporter of the Museum of Discovery,” says Kelley Bass, museum CEO. “But never has a sponsorship opportunity been more directly aligned with Entergy’s mission than its support of our Tesla coil and the engaging programs our educators present in the Tesla theater. We greatly appreciate Entergy’s most recent affirmation of its commitment to the museum’s mission and its consistent annual support.”
Museum of Discovery holds Tesla shows daily in “Tesla Theater Powered by Entergy”. For information on the Tesla shows, visit www.museumofdiscovery.org
About Entergy Arkansas
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and more than 13,000 employees.
About Museum Information
Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m.; Closed Monday (open Mondays in the summer and on major holidays)
Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free