Museum of Science and Industry

Wired to Win

October 23, 2009 - March 18, 2010

Omnimax Essentials

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

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There's a science to surviving cycling's most grueling race.

Take a journey with cyclists in the ultimate race—the Tour de France—a 3,400-kilometer, three-week bicycle race that has been called the world’s most grueling sports event, and the ultimate test of the human brain. Just to finish in Paris, the athletes will need to avoid danger, stave off crushing pain and fatigue, control their emotions, seize fleeting moments of opportunity and stay highly motivated. It’s the brain that controls all of this.

As the race crosses the Alps and Pyrenees, the film combines spectacular live-action footage with cutting-edge computer graphics and medical imagery to demonstrate how each brain responds to experience and challenge in ways we’re only just beginning to understand.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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