Being in the Midwest we're quite familiar with lightning, tornadoes, and storms in general. Familiar, yes, but not so familiar that we've ever wanted to see the inside of a tornado or felt lightning crack right over our heads. Until now.
The Museum of Science & Industry is opening a new exhibit today that lets you do just that. "Science Storms" looks at the how and why behind seven natural phenomena: lightning, fire, tornadoes, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion. The exhibit spreads out over two floors and has over 50 different experiments so you really can play with fire.
There's no charge for admission today, but if you can't make it the exhibit is permanent. It's included with general admission, or you can find other free days on our list of Free Museum Days in Chicago.