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Millennium Park

Chicago, IL

August 2009

Commissioned by Science Chicago, this was created for the program’s finale signature event – LabFest! Millennium Park.

An interactive installation, Balluminescence engaged participants in the process of creating art inspired by science. A team of balloon artists taught LabFest! attendants how to create simple balloon shapes, which were then added to one of three balloon jellyfish costumes.

Through the activity, participants learned about air pressure and the biology of jellyfish.

Special Thanks to: Melanie Treuhaft, Lucas Culler, Ian Butler, Jasmine Kwong, Viraj Talwar, Sarra Jahedi, Bill Schmit, Nathan Krapf, Kelly Kennedy, Kanika Jhunjhnuwala, Sarah Carl, Linda Chyr, Sarah Fornace, Hallie Trauger, and Kirsten Weis