Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed explores motion and time across science and technology. Displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow, you can race an Olympic athlete, feel hurricane force winds, challenge a quick-thinking robot and more.
Speed features over 50 stations with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000-square-foot exhibition.
Watch an enthralling time lapse of the construction behind the Museum's most ambitious gallery to date and see it take flight to inspire our guests!
The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas that allow students and guests to dig into concepts from sound and light to geological change and invisible particles.
Speed of Sound and Light
Sports Speed Matters
Too Fast to See
Machines Fast and Slow
Too Slow to See
Can you make a split-second decision? What about react faster than a robot? Find out in Speed!
"I always walk away feeling like I’ve gained something."
"It's more like an educational arcade. I played air hockey against a robot!"