Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and Marc Alessi, executive director of the Tesla Science Center. (Photo: Sarah Anker)
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Tesla Science Center lands $6K grant

The Tesla Science Center in Shoreham has received a $6,000 grant from Suffolk County to aid in the ongoing restoration of Nikola Tesla’s former laboratory.

The grant, awarded to organizations that benefit tourism and/or cultural programming in the county, will pay for operational costs related to the restoration and construction of a new visitor’s center at the property.

The Tesla Science Center plans to turn Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a science museum celebrating science and his history and contributions.

The center recently completed renovations on the chimney and cupola of Tesla’s laboratory. It is on track to complete the construction of the visitor’s center by next year. While the museum and visitor center remain under construction, the center has created a Virtual Science Center that is available on their website, featuring podcasts, informational videos, and virtual STEM camp programs and activities for all ages.


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