Energy plays a key role in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (Sustainable Development Goal 7: “Affordable and Clean Energy”). It is linked to almost all other goals whilst connecting a global context with local/regional activities and individual responsibility. Hardly any other topic is more suitable to explore the role of our institutions to address such a complex and multi-faceted challenge. Science centres and museums have already taken the first fundamental steps towards sustainable energy futures, whether by serving as platforms for controversial debates with all stakeholders, acting as role models by running energy-efficient buildings, or engaging visitors in concrete activities using modern participatory programs and exhibitions. Starting with examples from their own institutions, the panel will involve the audience in a discussion about how our field can glocally work together to support sustainable energy futures.