About the Centre
The Energy Discovery Centre is housed in an historical building – a power station that once provided electricity to all of Tallinn, and which has since been fully renovated.
The centre is spread out over three floors.
- On the 2nd floor you’ll find the bright and spacious Lightning Hall. Home to actual turbines and generators that were used in the power station, it serves as the venue for our unique lightning demonstrations on a daily basis and explores the history of electricity. At the back of the hall is our Theatre of Science space, which was once the power plant’s switching stage.
- On the entry level you’ll find out how electricity reaches our homes and what the benefits of drinking tap water are. Here you can also buy a fun reminder of your visit from our science shop, grab a snack or a drink from the vending machines and securely store your coats and bags in our lockers. The room for birthday parties is also on this level.
- Down in the basement, you can get hands-on with our interactive sound, light and optics exhibits. Themed exhibitions are often held here, too. The secrets of the universe can be explored in both the exhibition hall and the planetarium.
In a separate block you’ll find our physics laboratory and exclusive seminar room, up to which you can ride in a 100-year-old lift.