Take part in one of the free live-science experiences offered daily in Science Storms!
Explore the science behind lightning and electricity, and discover how the Museum creates an indoor lightning storm.
Help celebrate the birthday of a scientist with this “cool” program that features balloons, noisemakers and tasty treats all activated with super-cold liquid nitrogen.
Exposed! UV Light
You might not be able to see ultraviolet light, but it definitely affects you. Learn how to better understand ultraviolet light and how to protect yourself, and take home your own ultraviolet light detector.
Caught in a Whirlwind
Join an MSI scientist at the 40-foot tornado to better understand the conditions necessary to create a vortex. Manipulate our whirlwind with drafts you create, or fire a laser and watch what happens!
Mingle with other atoms and find out if there’s anyone you really bond with. You’ll be assigned an atom – hydrogen, oxygen and others – and learn what they’re made of and how they create molecules.
Experience colors in ways you never imagined as you mix and match the primary colors of light. Be ready to think “outside of the booth” and prepare to be awed by the colors and hues your fingers can cue.
The Gravity of the Situation
Do objects fall at the same rate in a vacuum? Can a game of Jenga give insight into why buildings stand up? We’ll help you investigate this fundamental force.
For the location and times on the date of your visit, see your Museum Map.