- This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Lower Level, Energy
- This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
- Simulation game requires a separate timed-entry ticket, available in Museum Explorer ticket packages.
You have the power to change Chicago’s energy future!
The challenge for our future is how to produce the energy we need while balancing the trade-offs, such as cost and the impact on the environment. Future Energy Chicago, MSI’s newest permanent exhibition, turns this challenge into a fast-paced simulation game where you compete to make the energy choices that create a more sustainable city ... and generate a lot of fun!
Begin by rediscovering the nature of energy in the dynamic Energy Garden, where you can transform energy from one form into another, and get immersed in a beautiful short film that dramatically presents the story of energy in our world. Then convert your new knowledge into action in the simulation game, a multi-player challenge in which your team takes on the energy jobs of the future, designing a car, house, neighborhood, transportation system and city power grid in ways that save energy. The team with the most energy left in their tank at the end wins!
The Energy Garden experience is included in Museum Entry. The simulation game requires an additional ticket, which can be added to a Museum Explorer Ticket package. The simulation is a timed-entry experience available only at certain times during the day.
The exhibit is made possible by the generous support of BP and the Exelon Foundation. Additional funding provided by “Public Museum Capital Grants Program,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Museum; Anonymous; Elizabeth Ruth Bakwin; The Aunt Marlene Foundation; and Mr. Edward M. Bakwin.
- Museum Hours
- Through December 15:
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Through December 15:
- Museum Location
Museum of Science+IndustryGetting Here5700 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 606371 (773) 684-1414
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Future Energy Chicago press materials are available at the page linked below.