Museum of Science and Industry

Space Junk

March 2, 2013 - February 26, 2014

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Omnimax Essentials

This Omnimax Theater performance is suitable for all ages.
About 40 minutes
Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
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This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.

Narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, Space Junk is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet’s satellites, space launches and potentially even our spacewalking astronauts. Foremost expert Don Kessler, the “Father of Space Junk,” guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery. Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made, and soar from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits 22,000 miles above Earth.


Daily at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.

SPACE JUNK is sponsored by Discover.

Museum Hours
  • through November 29:
    Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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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