Museum of Science and Industry

Earth Revealed

Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.
Main Level, Earth Revealed
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Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth in the new Museum of Science and Industry permanent exhibit Earth Revealed. This 6-foot in diameter, solid carbon fiber globe is dramatically suspended among computers and video projectors, loaded with data sets from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. The technology  transforms the sphere into a dynamic, revolving globe that demonstrates the Earth as a living system.

The images projected on the globe are organized into “play lists”—allowing you to experience a series of different “shows” about, and snapshots of, our planet.  Among the topics explored through the sphere are Earth's climate, weather, currents, and geophysics; land use patterns; the human impact on the planet; and Earth as a habitat for life. 

See Earth’s atmosphere, the flow of our ocean currents, changing cloud cover and the geophysical forces that shape the planet. Walk around the blue orb and view the effects of the Earth’s warming temperatures—including the development of deadly storms.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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