May 5, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes, oh my! Visit the Museum to experience what these storms can be like and learn how to prepare for them. Discover how these wild weather systems form in Earth’s atmosphere. Learn about the Everglades wildfires, drought and why Florida’s aquifers depend on rain.
- Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Become a city planner and build structures to withstand flood waters that come after a storm at The Hangar Makerspace. Learn about how the water rises and the effects it has.
- Animal Encounters: See our resident animals and learn what they do when challenging weather comes to Florida.
- Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, Great Bear Rainforest and more!
- Career Connection: Learn about meteorologists and how they predict weather.
Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Young learners will discover how a hurricane is formed and experience its effects. Observe a hurricane in a bowl and a tornado in a bottle. Build structures to see what can withstand hurricane-force winds.