Electricity Fair

Welcome to the Electricity Fair - a Virtual Event 

Every year the California State Parks, in partnership with SMUD, celebrates the history of the Historic Folsom Powerhouse and the power of electricity in our lives. This year experience the Electricity Fair and STEM exploration virtually.

  • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Historic Powerhouse with an interactive history lesson about the Historic Folsom Powerhouse.
  • Learn about the nature of electricity and how hydropower works.
  • Visit with the California State Parks and tour this historic site.
  • Have fun with family STEAM activities and more.

Launch event

Featured STEAM activity

Make a Robot Animal

  • Make a Robot Animal – Learn about electric circuits by making a Robotic State Park Animal. Appropriate for ages 8 – 12 or done as a family activity. 

Request a free Robotic Animal Kit!

Kits will be mailed only to addresses within SMUD’s service territory. Upon signing up and completing a waiver, we’ll mail a kit to your address on the Thursday closest to your request date. Materials and postage will be paid by SMUD. There is no cost to participate.  

Click here to request a kit

Download instructions and templates for this activity here.

Other family activities

  • How to Tell Time with the Sun
  • How to Make Conductive Playdough
  • How to Make a Water Wheel
  • Electricity Jokes
  • How to Dance the Electric Slide
  • Static Electricity Experiments You Can Do at Home
  • And more….

Teachers can also use the Virtual Electricity Fair as a virtual field trip.

Launch event

For more information, contact etcmail@smud.org.