Museum of Science and Industry


Who else held their breath as they watched Felix Baumgartner break the speed of sound on his recent epic skydive? We sure did! As my teammates and I watched his supersonic descent, my mind started to wander – what will happen to his giant balloon?

This is one

Recently during a conversation with a coworker, it became clear that very few people are aware of a critical resource shortage: helium. This gas is responsible for providing buoyant jubilation at birthday parties, facilitating lawn chair aeronautics, and serving in sensitive laboratory equipment. (Ever have an MRI...


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  • 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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