Energy Dance Floor
Go-go green on the Energy Dance Floor, the first of its kind in the United States! When you dance, this huge floor captures your energy and converts it to electricity, which is used to power some wild lighting. You can select from a range of music genres to see what groove results in the most juice or dock your own iPod and DJ the space for yourself and your friends.
This new space also includes a smaller dance floor in view of a thermal camera. As you boogie, you can see energy escape your body in the form of heat.
The Miami Science Museum is planning the roof of its new downtown building to be covered with growing native plants. A green roof is great insulation, and will reduce energy costs. To learn what will work best, there are now 3 technology-enhanced test beds, all recording vital information about rain and temperature. So come check out the future in the Museum’s Wildlife Center; it’s going to be green!
Fuels of the Future
At Fuels of the Future you can explore new, cleaner and more efficient technologies for powering cars. Check out a sleek, solar-fueled racecar, climb inside a giant 12-foot-tall tire, and sit inside a bizarre bubble-car fueled by nothing but air! The gallery also features hands-on exhibits, digital displays, and using Legos, the chance to design and fuel-up your own car of the future!
How about wind? Miami has a lot of it and MiaSci is capturing it! At over 20 foot high the vertical axis wind turbine, one of the first of it’s kind in the county, is visible before visitors even enter the building.