Museum of Science and Industry

Bangs, Flashes and Fire

Live Science Experience Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This live science experience is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.
  • Duration:
  • 20 minutes

Things are really heating up here at MSI! Explore the magic of chemistry as our scientists experiment with combustion reactions. Watch colored fireballs shoot through the air and feel the heat from our fire-breathing chemists as we explore how different fuels react with oxygen and heat. Make sure you stick around until the end because this show goes out with a BANG!

This program takes place in the Rotunda on Main Level 2. 


Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For up-to-date information, please see the schedule at the Information Desk on Main Level 2. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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