Skyscrapers are among the ultimate achievements in engineering. Learn about skyscrapers' effects on culture, the environment, and even local weather patterns.
Put on a safety harness and walk on a narrow steel beam above the gallery floor of Skyscraper! Still feeling bold? Face the hurricane-force winds of the Curtain Wall Test, which is how engineers test buildings for resilience.
Young visitors can put on a hard hat and safety vest, then discover how an elevator works, create their own skyscraper design, build a neighborhood with colorful blocks, load wood chips with a real mini-excavator, and stack blocks using an electromagnetic mini-crane.
Location: 1st Floor
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Hundreds of scissor-like connectors expand and contract the globe all day