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.
Meet Brawn. He’s not stupid he just prefers to meet a challenge head on. Now meet Brain. She prefers to use her head to solve a problem.Explore 10 unique interactive exhibits and test your 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.
Water, Wind, and Weather: Miami in a Changing Climate
See our Earth like never before and with the touch of a finger, rotate the entire planet to find stunning animations of hurricanes, the Earth at night, and global air traffic. Investigate examples of how Earth’s climate works and reveal details about human impact to see what the consequences might be. Explore with your family and friends how these global scenarios are playing out right here in Miami at this state-of-the-art digital exhibition.
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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On exhibition are 22 images of birds photographed by Donna McDonald. Donna was inspired as a child by her father's career in commercial photography. Since the age of eight, Donna was processing and printing her own photos. Donna's work focuses on our region's remarkable wildlife, nature and architecture.
Track that energy! Throughout the Miami Science Museum is an ever-growing interconnected trail of more than 20 hands-on and full-body exhibits that explore everything from basic energy principles to the future of renewable energy. The exhibition is part of the Museum’s ongoing effort to prepare for its move to downtown Miami, where the largest exhibition will be the building itself, a three-story test site for renewable energy technologies.
The Sea Lab
Explore the reefs of the South Pacific in our 3,000-gallon tank where hundreds of brightly colored fish dart amongst beautiful corals. At special areas, visitors can touch starfish and other sea creatures. This unique outdoor space also features live seahorses, a growing coral nursery, and a two story hanging hydroponic garden. It’s a little bit of the museum’s future aquarium here today
View the Sea Lab tank live with our Sea Lab Web Cam.
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.
Biscayne's Underwater Secrets
National Park Ranger Thomas Strom has seen all of Biscayne National Park's underwater nooks and crannies, and he has photographed most of them. In many cases, Thomas's pictures are the general public's best view of the hidden beauty that makes up Biscayne National Park.
"I am proud to share these portraits from where I work, and where I live," said Strom. "I hope that they inspire people to take a closer look at the wonders in their own back yard and hope that Biscayne's Underwater Secrets helps them see mine." On exhibition are 10 of Thomas Strom's most enchanting underwater views.
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?
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.