The Eye of the Storm is heading your way! The community’s favorite electrifying hurricane annual event rolls into the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center (FIU-IHRC) and MODS once again hosts this FREE Museum admission day sponsored by the FIU-IHRC and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).
“As Broward County’s dynamic Hub for Resilience Education and community solutions to help mitigate the impact of climate change, MODS is the ideal space to prepare South Florida for the upcoming hurricane season and beyond,” said Joseph P. Cox, president and CEO at MODS. “This annual event allows our community to receive the most up-to-date science and information to help keep their families safe and protected during the upcoming storm season. Admission to the Museum and events are FREE as we are committed to accessibility and making sure that our resources are available to everyone in our community.”
“Welcome back to the Eye of the Storm! We are excited to partner with FDEM and MODS once again to showcase hurricane science, mitigation and preparedness, the latest FIU wind engineering research, and the latest hurricane protection products to attendees,” said Erik Salna, associate director for education and outreach at FIU’s Extreme Events Institute and International Hurricane Research Center and host of Eye of the Storm. “Join us at MODS as we connect South Florida residents with hurricane experts, local emergency management, community relief agencies, and interactive science.”
Admission is FREE! Future Storm Chasers will experience:
- Exciting Presentations and Interactive Demonstrations by Hurricane Experts:
- International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA) Air Cannon Missile Demonstrations
- FIU NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind
- NOAA Hurricane Hunters
- Local TV Meteorologists
- Live Weather Theater Show Entertainment
- Kids Zone
- MODS Weather Science Demonstrations and All-Day Museum Exploration
- Emergency Vehicle “Touch a Truck” and Meet & Greet with South Florida First Responders and Canine Units
Admission to MODS during the Eye of the Storm event is FREE thanks to the generous sponsors of FIU-IHRC and FDEM. Tickets can be reserved by visiting mods.org/eyeofthestorm or onsite at the Museum box office upon arrival.
Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and runs through November 30, peaking in late August through October.