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MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY REVEALS "SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE"

CHICAGO (June 11, 2019)–The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) invites guests to witness the largest and most powerful particle collider in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), duplicate the conditions of the start of the Universe with Secrets of the Universe. This latest film is now showing through February inside MSI’s Giant Dome Theater, the only five-story, domed theater in Chicago.

Secrets of the Universe documents physicist Dr. Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez and a team of 10,000 scientists from 50 different countries as they use the LHC to rush protons at the speed of light, taking guests within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang to give an even deeper look into our origins. Plus, explore additional large machines and experiments that are unlocking the mysteries of dark energy, dark matter and extra dimensions.

In Secrets of the Universe, Dr. Sánchez attempts to confirm new theories about the very nature of atoms. In this film director Stephen Low reveals how the LHC provides modern scientists with tools scientists of the past could only have dreamed of, while also aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Secrets of the Universe is presented daily at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and at 5 p.m. on extended days through February 27, 2020. The Giant Dome Theater is not included in Museum Entry and requires an additional timed-entry ticket. Tickets for films are available in Explorer ticket packages.

About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Welcome to Science Initiative, the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.

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Explore the most exciting machines ever conceived by humans, including the Large Hadron Collider, James Webb Space Telescope and the LIGO experiment. 

This film takes guests within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang to give an even deeper look into our origins.

Unveil the mysteries of dark energy, dark matter and extra dimensions. 

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