TESLA SCIENCE CENTER at WARDENCLYFFE
Project Portfolio / Ongoing
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe aims to preserve, restore, and advance Nikola Tesla’s legacy of invention and perseverance through education and innovation. The Friends of Science East (DBA Tesla Science Center) was incorporated in 1996 with the goal of acquiring the site of Nikola Tesla’s only remaining laboratory, Wardenclyffe. For 48 years, photographic emulsions were manufactured on the property, and hazardous wastes were dumped there, making it a superfund site for the next 25 years. In March 2012, it went on sale, and by summer, the owners had received a credible offer from a foreign developer. However, a record-breaking crowd-fund campaign raised over $1.37M from more than 33,000 contributors from 108 countries to purchase the property in May of 2013.
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe was established in with a mission to develop the site into a global science center that celebrates Tesla’s innovative spirit and fosters the advancement of new technologies. The organization aims to create a transformative learning environment that provides innovative experiences for people of all ages and promotes science education to inspire people to engage in the future betterment of humanity. The center’s vision is to create a world where people appreciate Tesla’s contributions and are inspired by his scientific audacity.
To achieve this vision, Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe plans to develop a Tesla Museum that will showcase his inventions and offer educational programs that inspire the next generation of inventors, scientists, and engineers. The center also aims to encourage the development of new technologies by supporting research and innovation in various fields, including renewable energy, wireless communication, and other related Tesla technologies. Through these efforts, the center hopes to contribute to the betterment of humanity and create a sustainable future for all. With venture capital and tech leaders worldwide taking an active role, Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is becoming a major nonprofit organization with a growing crowd of over 175,000 on Long Island.
Nikola Tesla’s Lab, Designed by Architect Stanford White
April 27th, 2023
The Art of Demolition / Added & Attached Structures
May 4, 2023
Concrete slab of previously demolished building.
Scaffolding / Building attached to Laboratory
Nikola Tesla Laboratory / Designed by Stanford White. Photo, May 25, 2023.
New York State Council on the Arts Awards Grant
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe
May 4, 2023 — Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) announced a grant award totaling 1.47 million from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support Wardenclyffe Laboratory.
TSCW has a mission to develop the site of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a transformative global science center that embraces his bold spirit of invention, provides innovative learning experiences, fosters the advancement of new technologies, and preserves his legacy in the Tesla Museum. TSCW Executive Director, Marc Alessi said,
“We are elated that the New York State Council of the Arts has recognized the value that Tesla Science Center will bring to the cultural community here in New York State. This funding is a tremendous boost to our project to open the historical Nikola Tesla Laboratory to the public as an international museum and science center, a destination to learn about our rich history of innovation here in New York and on Long Island while celebrating the Tesla’s of today and inspiring the Tesla’s of tomorrow.”