Museum of Science and Industry

Science Storms Member Preview

March 12, 2010

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • March 12, 2010
  • Time:
  • 5:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • Reservations for this member event are no longer being accepted.

This member event has reached capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted. Please join us when Science Storms opens on March 18.

The large-scale exhibits of Science Storms recreate seven iconic natural phenomena—lightning, fire, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion—and explore the basic physics and chemistry within them. Get caught up in forces of nature like motion, waves, chemical reactions and electrical charges as you:

  • Step into a 40-foot swirling vortex of air to feel the dynamics of a tornado
  • Watch crackling lightning from a large Tesla coil
  • Cause a tsunami in a 30-foot-long tank of water
  • And more!

These forces will be at your command in the Museum’s next permanent exhibit. Science Storms will stir your sense of wonder at nature’s power – the very wonder that has driven scientists throughout history to understand and explain natural phenomena.


This event has reached capacity, and reservations are no longer being accepted. Members are encouraged to join us on March 18 for the opening day events of Science Storms.

Brought to you through the generosity of The Allstate Corporation, The Allstate Foundation, and The Grainger Foundation. Additional major funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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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