Museum of Science and Industry

Tornado Alley

March 11, 2011 - October 4, 2012

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Omnimax Essentials

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

Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!


Daily at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tornado Alley is a co-production of Giant Screen Films and Graphic Films, in collaboration with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.

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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