Buzz Lightyear, Mike Wazowski, Nemo and WALL-E are all heading to Hyde Park. "The Science Behind Pixar" explores the science and technology that go into making some of your favorite animated films, closely examining the techniques used by artists and computer scientists to bring movies like Toy Story and The Incredibles to the big screen.
The traveling exhibit originated at the Museum of Science in Boston and contains more than 40 interactive elements that give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating a computer-animated film. You'll even be able to control a camera while learning how animators created a sense of scale in A Bug's Life and explore the properties of lighting that made it challenging to create convincing water animations in Finding Nemo.
The special exhibit is not included in MSI's museum entry and will require a timed-admission ticket, which is $14 for adults and $11 for children (ages 3–11).
|Venue name:||Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, IL||Contact:|
5700 S Lake Shore Dr
|Cross street:||at 57th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9:30am–4pm. See website for extended seasonal hours.|
|Transport:||Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55. Train: Metra Electric or South Shore Line to 55th, 56th and 57th Street.|