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

Everything is Made of Atoms

The atomic structure and composition of a material can give it some unique (and useful) properties. Try out such unusual substances as shape metal alloy: after no matter how it is being bent and or crushed, it always returns to its original shape when heated. From cutting-edge foams to self-healing polymers, watch these atoms in action.