This past weekend, we launched our newest exhibition: Moving Things as part of the inaugural Big Truck Days weekend. Nearly 1,000 visitors were able to climb up and into the driver’s seats of big rigs from Ryder, a 60-foot Miami-Dade County hybrid bus, a big Miami-Dade County hybrid garbage truck and a Daimler Freightliner safety truck!
Hands-on activities, including solar- and air-powered Lego car building, a Mousetrap Car building contest led by MiaSci’s own Upward Bound students, and a ramp building and matchbox car race were fun and educational for visitors of all ages. Exciting prize giveaways and raffles for dads included Monster Jam tickets, Monster Jam gifts, Perry Ellis apparel and cologne, and Miami Science Museum ticket and membership gifts!
Big Truck Days visitors were the very first to experience the brand new exhibition Moving Things, sponsored by locally based transportation and logistics industry leader Ryder and its charitable foundation. Visitors were able to test their own brain vs. brawn in this fun, hands-on exhibition focused on how things move from place to place – sometimes easily – sometimes with great effort…but always full of surprises. Moving Things will serve as a prototype exhibition for the new Miami Science Museum, scheduled to open in Museum Park in 2014 (Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science).
“The Moving Things exhibit and Big Truck Days bring to life the innovative processes, advanced equipment, lifesaving safety features, and green technologies used in commercial transportation and logistics,” said Ryder Vice President of Innovation Steve Monroe, who serves on the Miami Science Museum board of trustees. “Congratulations to the Miami Science Museum for creating a fun, educational experience to highlight a growing industry that will continue to be a strong source of employment, regardless of where products are sourced, assembled and distributed around the world.”