Tornado uses a large mist generator, fans and a care fully-shaped structure to produce a large tornado. Since the Exploratorium first produced this crowd-pleasing exhibit, it has been duplicated in many museums. Our fourth generation version is intentionally de-tuned so that random air currents can cause both the creation of a tornado and its temporary cessation. This latest Tornado is chaotic and unpredictable much of the time; it wanders off the source of the mist, slips out of the grasp of the shearing winds and presents a delightful and ever-changing image.
The half size version of the Tornado uses a large mist generator, fans and a care fully-shaped structure to produce a large tornado.
Tornado II uses a large mist generator, fans and a carefully shaped structure to produce a large tornado. This latest version is 2 meters taller than the standard version and breath-taking to watch. This version can be made as tall as 6 meters for large spaces.
Whirling water creates a tornado in a bottle.
- The Tornado Project
Browse this website for tons of interesting information about tornados.
- National Geographic: Forces of Nature
Interactive explainations of how volcanos and other natural disasters form.
Exhibit Categories: Mechanics - Dynamics - Motion, Weather
Exhibit Collections: Best of The Exploratorium, Young Kids