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Current Exhibits

Amazon Voyage (Opening September, 2014)
In the fall of 2005, the Museum opened Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. A few short months later the exhibition embarked upon a long journey visiting 19 cities in three countries - from Portland Oregon to London England, nearly 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed this amazing exhibition featuring the most biologically diverse river in the world. Now for the first time in 9 years Amazon Voyage returns to Miami - see it this fall before its gone again!


 


Sea Lab

Visit the museum’s amazing Sea Lab, where beautiful coral reefs and the creatures that live there can be seen up close. Touch a starfish or a sea urchin or have a cleaner shrimp nibble at your nails. Also growing in the Sea Lab are mangroves, corals, hydroponic vegetables and aquaponically grown fish.


 


Hurricanes

Prepare to be blown away by this new exhibition! Climb inside the cockpit of a real P-3 Hurricane Hunter airplane, construct a house and test its strength against a storm, and see remarkable film and artifacts from the most deadly storm to affect our community in recent history, Hurricane Andrew.


 


Water, Wind, and Weather: Miami in a Changing Climate

This state-of-the-art digital exhibit puts you in control of a 4-foot globe to see Earth like never before. Stunning animations of hurricanes, Earth at night, global air traffic, and many others show how Earth’s climate works, how humans are impacting it, and what the consequences might be. What’s more, you'll be able to work with your family and friends to explore how these global scenarios are playing out right here in Miami!


 


Nano

Where can you find nano? What happens when things get smaller?, What’s new about nano and what does nano mean for us? Families can investigate nanoscale science, engineering and technology at Nano, a new hands-on exhibit that presents the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduces some real world applications, and explores the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Its small but its cool!

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Energy Tracker

Energy Tracker is an interconnected trail of hands-on activities that explore everything from basic energy principles to the future of renewable energy. Visitors see real experimental air and solar-powered cars, they can pedal a bike, turn a crank or dump gallons of water to generate power, they can test a windmill and they can see the own thermal energy portrait.

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Moving Things

What’s the most efficient way to move things from one place to another? At Moving Things, visitors will test their own brain vs. brawn in this fun hands-on exhibition focused on how things move from place to place - sometimes easily - sometimes with great effort.... but always full of surprises.


 


Heart Smart

How do you treat your heart? Do you love it like it deserves to be loved?
At Heart Smart visitors investigate their own heart health and evaluate their own personal risks. Using a computer tracking system, measure your own blood pressure, height, weight, waist size and health habits, then get some good advice so you can take control of your own health. The results are stored on the web where, once you get home, you can privately review your stats.

 

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The Reclamation Project/Native Flags
A collaborative eco-art intervention by Miami artist, Xavier Cortada

1,111 mangrove seedlings grow suspended on the wall, each in it’s own little cup. This artwork by Xavier Cortada serves as a nursery for the plants. Then at the end of each year, volunteers take the thriving plants down and replant them, reclaiming shoreline where mangroves once grew. This new mangrove colony will rebuild ecosystems above and below the water line. Want to join us and help?


 

Wildlife Center

This unique outdoor experience exhibits alligator, crocodile, turtle, tortoise and amazing birds of prey including bald eagle, hawks, and owls. Why are they here? The Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Center of the Miami Science Museum is a facility dedicated to the ecological research, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. This behind-the-scenes space is now viewable to visitors and is dedicated to the treatment of local injured wildlife.



 

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