Museum of Science and Industry


Didn't get enough of Bangs, Flashes, and Fire at the museum? Can't wait for the 4th of July fireworks today? Take a quick break with this video, and learn how colorful combustion works!

What is a Flame from Ben Ames on Vimeo.

When actor Alan Alda was eleven years old, he asked his teacher, "What is a flame?" She responded, "Flame is oxidation." Does that phrase mean anything to you? Would it have meant anything to you when you...


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    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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