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Permanent Exhibits

First Floor

THE DISCOVERY CENTER
(ages 6 and under)

Children learn the fundamentals of counting, sorting, matching, role playing, cooperative play and teamwork.
EVERGLADES AIRBOAT ADVENTURE
Hop on board our 20-person airboat and take a ride through the Florida Everglades, without ever leaving the
Museum, to learn about the water, weather, plants and animals that call this wetland home!
FLORIDA WATER STORY
Water is one of Florida’s (and the Earth’s) most precious resources. In this heritage exhibit, students will walk through an aquifer where Florida’s drinking water is
stored before it reaches your tap! Explore the source of Florida’s water supply, discover how everyday choices can impact our water, and examine how water pollution can impact Florida’s coral reefs.
FLORIDA ECOSCAPES
Meet the native plants and animals that call Florida home and learn how exotic species are invading the ecosystem. See sharks, bats, coral, alligators, sea turtles and snakes as you go on an indoor nature hike through Florida’s various habitats.
GO GREEN!
Learn about the “R’s” of recycling by playing the recycling game.

PREHISTORIC FLORIDA
Go 65 million years back in time and get a new perspective on Florida’s prehistoric past and how it was
shaped by climate change and changes in sea levels. Step into the mouth of a giant megaladon, confront a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial Mammoth to learn how they came to live in ancient Florida.
OTTERS AT PLAY
Observe and learn about the North American river otters in their own two-story indoor/outdoor habitat,
complete with swimming pool and waterfall.
SCIENCE PARK
Jump, swing and discover the principles of physics and engineering through engaging giant full-body exhibits, including ball range, bottle rockets, tennis ball launcher, giant levers kaleidoscopes, pulleys, roller coaster, wheel roll, sound station, sun spotter and FPL SolarNowTM.
STORM CENTER
Feel the rush of hurricane force winds in the hurricane simulator, touch the vortex of a 10-foot tornado, generate a cloud, peer into a plasma sphere and test construction against hurricane winds in FIU’s Wall of Wind.

Second Floor

KELLER SCIENCE THEATER
Enjoy exciting demonstrations of physical and chemical phenomena, live animal shows and special science shows. Learn about everything from liquid nitrogen to alligators to coral reef rangers from our knowledgeable educators who can turn any science topic into anunforgettable experience of discovery and exploration. The theater can seat up to 100 students.
TO FLY
Explore three different replica cockpit simulators: the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike fighter; the Edge 540, an aerobatic single engine aircraft and the Vought F4U Corsair, a WWII fighter plane. Go on an exhilarating flight through the sky in the 7D capsule theater with multi-sensory effects.
THE HANGAR MAKERSPACE
NEW!  
The Hangar, our handson
idea hub, to learn the methods behind the madness of making, and launch your Makerspace invention!

DISCOVERY LABS
Students can participate in exciting lab programs in the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center. Choose from a variety of stimulating discovery labs adjusted for grade level.
POWERFUL YOU!
This exhibit features four exciting zones: Powerful Team, Powerful Pulse, Powerful You, and The Cutting Edge, highlighting the amazing miracle of your body and the tools used by health professionals to keep you healthy! Students will be able to use robots to conduct simulated surgery, drive a DUI simulator, learn all about the importance of the “golden hour,” learn how to stay healthy and test their flexibility, balance and heartbeat.
DINOSAUR BONE YARD
Go back in time and explore the amazing world of the dinosaur! Exhibits showcase how a paleontologist locates, preserves, excavates and transports dinosaur
bones from the field to a research center. This exhibit includes dinosaur egg casts, claws and teeth.

Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection –
Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection
MINERAL ROCK
Touch real lava, make a “volcano” erupt, to see how new rocks and land masses are formed and explore more than 60 different minerals, rocks and ammonites.

Provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection –
Carol Jacobs Mineral & Ammonite Collection
DESIGN! BUILD! PLAY! KEVA!
Build a bridge, a skyscraper or design your own structure in our KEVA exhibit. These simple wooden planks provide endless possibilities for visitors to think and create in three dimensions, work together to unravel physics challenges using principles of balance, geometric shapes and stability to build creations with structural integrity.