The topic of energy is on everyone's lips - whether in the discussion about global warming and climate protection or in relation to securing the energy supply in view of the challenges of our future. The interactive exhibition "Experience Energy!" offers exciting insights into the topic for young and old. Learn about the different forms of energy, observe your energy use in everyday life and take a look at the energy future 2050.
Transport and mobility are naturally linked to energy. Whether we are on foot, use a bicycle, take the train or get from A to B in a car: energy is used in every type of movement. Without energy, there is no mobility and no transport. Energy is directly linked to climate issues. In times of climate change and discussions about sustainability, energy has become a crucial issue for the future, at least since Fukushima. Although action is necessary, there is often a lack of knowledge of the complex interrelationships and their effects on society. How are housing and mobility interconnected? What sustainable forms of mobility are there? What could Switzerland's energy future look like in 2050? What innovative solutions are there to meet the challenges? Ways and possibilities are presented of how a sustainable energy supply of the future and a careful use of resources could look.
A timeline shows chronologically important inventions and innovations in the course of history from 1800 until today. Did you know, for example, that it was an electric car that was the first road vehicle to go faster than 100 km/h in 1899? Discover how global energy use and global CO2 emissions have developed. Some original objects complement the historical overview.
Basic knowledge about energy
What is energy? What forms of energy are there? How can energy be stored? Learn the physical facts and acquire a basic knowledge.
Energy can neither be produced nor destroyed, only transformed. An interactive exhibit makes this fact tangible.
What and how much energy people use has a direct impact on the climate and our planet. An impressive digital globe makes this connection clear.
Visitors experience where they are confronted with the topic of energy on a daily basis. The setting is a walk-in residential building equipped with interactive stations. Learn that buildings are not only energy users, but can also contribute to a balanced energy budget.
Grid control centre
Switzerland is not an island, but is integrated into an international transmission grid. Electrical energy cannot be stored in the transmission grid. The supply and use of electrical energy must always be in balance. In the exhibition, visitors are given the opportunity to control a command centre: using levers and buttons, they have to maintain the balance between the provision and use of electrical energy, acting out various scenarios - such as the failure of a power station.
The focal points presented in the exhibition, such as housing and mobility, cannot be considered in isolation. The Tiny Planet simulates the interconnection of energy systems on a hemisphere. Visitors are given the opportunity to interact with the Tiny Planet. Their energy supply brings the content to life. If they do not, the activity in the model decreases again.
The linear value creation model of "dismantle, produce, consume, throw away" is increasingly reaching its limits. A transition to a resource-saving, circular model is necessary. Learn about the cycles of the circular economy.
Motivated and competent workers are indispensable to achieve the energy transition. These are taught in a compact way with physical and digital elements in a thematic island.
Energy future 2050
What could the energy system look like in 2050? Answers to this question are provided by the energy pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who can be seen as a hologram. On a relief model of Switzerland, the energy system of today and 2050 becomes tangible by means of augmented reality.
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