Step into the world of weather! Discover how wind, water, and temperature affect our ever-changing environment. Watch as a 14-foot tall tornado forms in the middle of the gallery, move your arms through a bowl of clouds, and more!
The Weather gallery was made possible by WTVD ABC11 Accuweather.
Science on a Sphere
Explore worldwide data the way it's best displayed—on a globe. Study national datasets from scientific organizations like NASA and NOAA on an animated orb that you control. See real-time climate data play out across the Earth and learn what that means for our changing world.
Watch as an air vortex, or a small-scale tornado forms. Many vortices occur in our atmosphere—hurricanes, waterspouts, dust devils—but they are often unseen unless they interact with something else. Think about when you see leaves whirling around on a sidewalk. In this exhibit, tiny water droplets make the tornado visible.
Have you ever held a cloud in your hand? Interact with and understand this common weather phenomenon. Explore on your own or with a group!