CHICAGO (AP) _ The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is launching a $205 million fundraising effort.

The campaign is the museum’s largest fundraising effort since it opened 75 years ago.

The museum says the money will be used to inspire children to achieve their potential in the areas of science, medicine, technology and engineering.

By 2011, nearly 90 percent of the museum’s exhibit space will be new or renovated.

One planned exhibit will feature a 40-foot vortex of illuminated vapor that visitors can step inside. It’s meant to demonstrate the power of a tornado.

The museum says more than $128 million has already been committed to the campaign. (AP)

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