MSI's To-Do List: Raise $200 Million, Build Tornado...
By Margaret Lyons in News on Apr 16, 2008 8:58PM
Oh my god, nerdgasm. The MSI is planning a 40-foot artificial tornado that visitors can stand in. Dibs! Those bad boys don't come cheap, though. The Museum announced its plan for the 'nado as part of its $205 million fund-raising effort. So far, the MSI has raised $128 million, according to its press release.
The funds will also be going towards exhibits about Mars, ecology, and physiology, and to the Center for the Advancement of Science Education, an organization the MSI says will "empower teachers, excite students and engage the community." The Science of Storms exhibit, which includes said tornado, a gigantic rainbow-maker, a wave pool, a 20-foot avalanche disc and a lightening show, is scheduled to open spring 2010. [MSI]