EnergyExplorium

What you'll find

From a nature trail and butterfly garden to cool interactive energy exhibits and games, there's something for everyone at the EnergyExplorium. Located at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, N.C., the Energy Explorium offers educational and fun activities for anyone interested in learning more about electricity generation.

McGuire Nuclear Station is located on Lake Norman, the state’s largest man-made lake. Lake Norman was built by Duke Energy in 1963 by damming the Catawba River with Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station.

Learn

Explore our self-guided exhibits on topics that include the environment, weather, electricity, the nuclear energy process and more. From exhibits that depict the history of the Catawba River Basin to games like Wattage Watchdog and the Energy Master Challenge, choose from many exciting, interactive activities that teach about energy and electricity.

Watch

Have a seat in our large auditorium. It's perfect for viewing a movie or hosting a business meeting or community group. Maximum capacity is 80. Our movies cover a wide range of energy and environmental subjects and can be enjoyed by all ages. Titles run from five to 30 minutes long. Movies are available to scout troops, school visits and educational groups.
View Our Movie Collection (PDF)

Explore

Walk our beautiful, mile-long nature trail that borders Lake Norman. Lake Norman – the state’s largest man-made lake – was built by Duke Energy in 1963 by damming the Catawba River with Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station. The lake provides cooling water for both McGuire and Marshall Steam Station. Pack a lunch or a snack and enjoy the view from our gorgeous picnic area that looks out onto the lake and sits next to a butterfly garden.


Please note: Groups of all sizes must make an appointment. If you have a group of 10 or more, please complete the Group Visit Form. Groups less than 10 should call 980.875.5600.