Science Storms Exhibit At The Chicago Museum of Science & IndustryEver wondered why lightning strikes, waves break or how tornadoes spin? These questions about the world’s natural force and phenomena are examined and answered at Science Storms at the Museum of Science & Industry in downtown Chicago. Discover the power and momentum of nature at this interactive exhibit that reveals the science behind tornados, avalanches, lightning, fire, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion. A journey of inquiry, this fascinating hand-on exhibit helps us understand and make sense of nature’s awe-inspiring phenomena and amazing world around us.
Take an exciting adventure to see and feel the science that is inspired by the sensations of nature – from the vortex of tornadoes to the charge of lightning to the combustion of fire to the rainbow of sunlight. Science Storms investigates the simple scientific principles behind nature's power and energy though 50 eye-opening experiments that span two floors of the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago.
The perfect storm of physics, chemistry and curiosity, this permanent exhibit also displays unique artifacts including the original copy of Sir Isaac Newton's 1704 physics book "Opticks." Science seekers can marvel at Robert Millikan's oil drop apparatus used to measure the charge of an electron in his Nobel Prize-winning experiment from 1923.
Science Storms is a fascinating exhibit that will spark the imaginations of kids and people of all ages. The exhibit is included with your general museum entry and does not require a separate timed ticket. The Museum of Science & Industry is one of Chicago’s most legendary attractions and is open daily, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details, check out http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/science-storms/.