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I Am Nikola Tesla is the first segment of the 18th episode in Season 1 of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.


Xavier is upset to realize that his friend in Japan will never get to experience his family's amazing museum. Bringing it all the way across the world seems impossible. Unless... To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet someone who had a lot of seemingly impossible ideas: inventor Nikola Tesla. We watch in amazement as Nikola first thinks up the water wheel that could power his whole farm, then actually invents one that can harvest the energy of Niagara Falls to power an entire town! Xavier is inspired to keep thinking up ways to bring the museum to his friend because amazing things can happen when you think big.



Think big.


This episode aired along with its sister episode I Am Nellie Bly on August 3, 2020 at 9:30 AM EST.

This episode and its sister episode I Am Nellie Bly on July 17, 2020 is already on TVO Kids


  • Nikola Tesla's lesson had been revealed beforehand on an Encouragement Cards craft for kids designed by PBS.
  • It's revealed that Xavier has a Japanese friend named Hikari.
  • Tyler Blanchard's surname in the end credits is misspelled as Tyler 'Clanchard'.
  • In the epiode, Nikola is said to have a goat named Josip, but he didn't in real life.


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