"Future Energy Chicago"
Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry,
Today Fri 9:30am–Sat 4pm;
Tomorrow Sat 9:30am–Sun 4pm;
Sun 9:30am–Mon 4pm;
Mon 9:30am–Tue 4pm;
Tue 9:30am–Wed 4pm;
Wed 9:30am–Thu 4pm;
Thu 9:30am–Fri 4pm.
Ending: Fri Dec 13 9:30am–4pm
5700 S Lake Shore Dr 41.790885 -87.582914 (at 57th St)
(773) 684-1414 msichicago.org
Bus: 6, 10, 55$18, $11 kids
Event Info: (773) 684-1414 www.msichicago.org/
Nevermind that the 7,200-square-foot permanent exhibit about the future of energy is funded, in part, by Exelon, the largest nuclear operator in the U.S., and BP, the second largest producer of oil and gas. The interactive visual simulations and games of this 50-minute "experience" are all about what's next, as museumgoers are invited to learn about and literally play with sustainable solutions to Chicago's energy woes. In the Energy Garden, which showcases mechanical energy being converted to electrical power, a bike brings to life visual effects and a hand crank lights up trees. During the simulation, which combines digital media with 3-D displays, teams compete to see who can construct the most energy efficient car and house.
Also on at this venue
"Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" | Today, Tomorrow, Sun 8, Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11, Thu 12. Through May 14.
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light | Today, Tomorrow, Sun 8, Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11, Thu 12. Through Jan 5.
"Future Energy Chicago" | Today, Tomorrow, Sun 8, Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11, Thu 12. Through Dec 13.
"Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light" | Today, Tomorrow, Sun 8, Mon 9, Tue 10, Wed 11, Thu 12. Through Jan 5.