This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. due to the Chicago Half Marathon. Museum Hours

Your journey begins in the Energy Garden.

In this playful, theatrical area, you’ll transform energy from one form into another as you ride a bike, crank a generator to power dazzling visual effects, or feel the difference in energy demand among different types of light bulbs. The energy inside you becomes energy you can see, bringing the Energy Garden to life.