Tornado Simulator Exhibit

McLaren Engineering Group worked on the tornado simulator exhibit for the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, Illinois.

Spectators step inside the 40-foot-tall, indoor tornado simulator to feel the churning effects. From the swirling air to the continuous stream of vapor rising from the floor, museum guests can increase wind speed, moisture, and more from both levels of this two-story interactive exhibit.

McLaren structurally engineered the museum exhibit’s framing and ceiling supports to brace the wind and air pressure forces.

Location

Chicago, IL

Year Completed

2009

Client

PRG