Van de Graaff Generator - Bridge of Fire Exhibit

Visitors literally have a hair-raising experience with the Van De Graaff Generator – Bridge of Fire exhibit. The interactive display highlights the static electricity generator built by Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff in the early 1940s.

The Bridge of Fire continues to be one of the most popular exhibits in the Exploratory, allowing you to feel the interior power of a thundercloud. Witness your hair stand on end as you and family members hold your hands near the generator, picking up the electro-static charges.

Get your camera ready for a shockingly funny bad-hair day snapshot.