In cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade


Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. Nikola Tesla

For children and young people

For children and young people

Educational aspects of the exhibition

Nowadays Nikola Tesla is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most inspiring personalities of contemporary history of science and a ‘role model’ for the 21st century. As Cankarjev dom has recognised the great educational and cultural potential for exploring and learning about Nikola Tesla’s personality, work and rich intellectual legacy, we organised the Tesla – Man of the Future experimental exhibition in cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum Belgrade. The exhibition is targeted at general public from all walks and stages of life, and most notably the young people. Through research, the Internet, creative workshops, interactive tutorials and displays, with the help of the teachers and in cooperation with Cankarjev dom guides, pupils, school- and university students will learn about all important aspects of Nikola Tesla’s personality, his substantial contribution to development of science and humanistic approach to solving problems of humanity.

The exhibition includes extensive educational materials involving texts, photographs, working and interactive models of Tesla’s inventions, animations and videos. Another highlight is Tesla’s rich philosophical legacy – his humanistically oriented doctrine. Although an important element of Tesla’s intellectual work addressing the role and significance of science and quality education, this creed is virtually unknown.

Within the six months of its duration, the show will feature lectures and Q&As by imminent personalities addressing Tesla’s life and work. Please find below some educational topics that can be focused on within the scope of the exhibition:

  • What do we owe to Nikola Tesla and his scientific research today?
  • Which of Tesla’s discoveries have changed the world?
  • Tesla’s scientific method
  • Tesla’s creativity and joy of inventing
  • Was Tesla a humanist; did he change people’s lives for the better?
  • Are all Tesla’ inventions used for the benefit of mankind or abused?


School groups

If visiting the exhibition independently the admission is EUR 3 per student, guided tour with a demonstration of inventions EUR 4 per student; free of charge for accompanying persons. Teachers will be provided with educational materials and a short questionnaire for students.