KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum Opens 'Electrifying' New Exhibit

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — Did you know that Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla once had a very public feud, the results of which has affected the lives of everyone on the planet? You’ll learn all about that titanic duel between two of the world’s most famous inventors and much more when you visit KidSenses’ newest exhibit: ZAP THEATRE.

The centerpiece for this exhibit is a Musical Bi-Polar Tesla Coil. This device generates dramatic lightening bolts which pulsate in harmony with your favorite music. You have to see (and hear) it to believe it! Think Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory! ZAP THEATRE kicks off a summer of fun at KidSenses. Performance schedules will be posted in the museum itself and on the KidSenses website.

KidSenses’ is one of only a handful of museums in the country to have a Musical Bi-Polar Tesla Coil. We are honored that former General Electric Engineer, Richard Mathias, and his Tesla Coil Museum Exhibit Program, LLC chose us as one of sites to host this exiting exhibit.

ZAP THEATRE is made possible by the generous support of the Tesla Coil Museum Exhibit Program, the Mathias Family Trust, General Electric Foundation, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Rutherford County Endowment, and Fountain Electric. KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum is very grateful for the contributions made by these community champions. We would not otherwise be able to keep offering wonderful new exhibits and programs without their help.

About KidSenses Children's Interactive Museum:
KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum is located at 172 N. Main Street in historic downtown Rutherfordton, N.C. Museum Summer hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. through 5 p.m and is closed on Sunday. General admission price is $8 per person and $6 for seniors 62 and up. Active military are $6. For more information on field trips, birthday parties, annual memberships, outreach programs, and more, call 828-286-2120, visit, or “Like” KidSenses on Facebook.



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