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Simulation Game

The centerpiece of Future Energy Chicago is an interactive, multiplayer simulation game that challenges you to reimagine and reinvent Chicago’s energy landscape. Working in teams in this collaborative and competitive experience, you'll compete to maximize energy efficiency while keeping in mind the trade-offs of your choices. Using real-world information and data from across the subjects it covers, the simulation game is grounded in the ways energy works in our lives, and can be updated to reflect current prices and conditions. Watch your team's results in real time—if your team ends the game with the most energy left in your tank, you win!

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.

Future House
Play the role of an energy consultant as your team explores a virtual house, inside and out, to find energy savings.
Future Car
Become the automobile engineer of the future: choose between engine types, body materials and other options to discover their true energy impact.
Future Neighborhood
Try your hand at urban planning: arranging homes, schools, businesses and stores in ways that minimize commutes and maximize energy efficiency.
Future Transportation
Reinvent the public transit system: create a network of buses, trains and bike paths to reduce traffic, link important destinations and improve city life.
Future Power
As power engineers, your team chooses from sources old and new to meet the city's energy needs of tomorrow, while reducing pollution and staying on budget.

Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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