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

Create a Chemical Reaction

Throwing together atoms of various elements can create incredible materials. At the Create a Chemical Reaction table, you can take a drag-and-drop approach to the elements, mixing and matching them in a virtual chemical lab. Use pucks to choose elements from a projected periodic table, and pull them into a reaction lab to see what happens. You can bring in more atoms of the same element, throw new ones into the mix or just start over. The table can also suggest combinations you might want to try. It's a fun way to learn how a single atom or molecule can be the difference between fire and fizzle.