We use it for everything from feeding ourselves to shooting through space, and yet energy itself is not easily understood. This exhibition presents unexpected discoveries about how we think and talk about energy, the concepts of embodied energy and energy density, and renewable energy sources, from the traditional oil lamp used by the Inuit, Chukchi and Yupik peoples of the Arctic, to the chemical energy in batteries that power today’s electric vehicles. Through interactive displays, public discussions and educational programs, The Power of Energy recalls humans’ first encounters with fire and draft animals, considers the myriad uses of energy in the 21st century and ponders what might be next.

THIS EXHIBITION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THESE SPONSORS: