Free hurricane activities at Miami Science Museum

hurricaneThe  International Hurricane Research Center and Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department have joined forces with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science to offer a day of hurricane preparation activities for families on Saturday, May 31, with free admission all day to the Miami Science Museum.

Activities for adults and children at “Feel the Force” will include:

  • The world premiere of the museum’s new hurricane theater show, “A Hurricane Carol.”
  • A chance to meet the mascot Owlie from NOAA’s Young Meteorologist Program.
  • An opportunity for kids to be a TV meteorologist.
  • Meet and greet with real hurricane hunters.
  • Challenge yourself to outsmart the experts, including Curt Sommerhoff of Miami-Dade County Emergency Management, Max Mayfield of WPLG Local 10 ABC and Chris Landsea of the National Hurricane Center.
  • Build a house and see if it can stand up to Category 5 winds at FIU’s mini Wall of Wind (WOW) exhibit.
  • Music, games, and prizes powered by Radio Disney Miami.
  • Interactive, disaster-themed storytime featuring characters from Miami-Dade Public Library.
  • Make a cloud in a bottle and more weather and climate experiments through interactive demos and activities by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, and the museum.

The museum is at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. Phone: 305-646-4200.