Hurricane exhibits at Miami Science Museum

Mini-Wall of Wind at Miami Science Museum

By James Hellegaard

Event Time: 11am to 6pm, Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Miami Science Museum goers can now test a model house against hurricane force winds.

FIU and the International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) have collaborated with the museum to create a hurricane exhibition. With support from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, several state-of-the-art interactive exhibits were designed to teach hurricane science, mitigation and preparedness. A hands-on version of the IHRC’s Wall of Wind allows visitors to build and test a model house against hurricane force winds. They can climb inside the cockpit of a real P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft and imagine themselves flying into the eye of the storm. And 20 years after Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida, visitors can see remarkable video and artifacts from the catastrophic historical event.

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