Saturday, May 31, 2014

10am – 6pm

FREE Admission

Kick off the start of hurricane season with engaging science activities and safety tips from the experts.

Event Schedule: Feel the Force Schedule 2014
Please note that this schedule is subject to change.  Updated 5/29/14.

Activities fit for the whole family include the following:

  • The world premiere of the museum’s new hurricane theater show, “A Hurricane Carol,” with special guest appearances.
  • Meet the mascot Owlie from NOAA’s Young Meteorologist Program and see if you have what it takes to be a Meteorologist; provided by PLAN!T NOW.
  • Be a TV meteorologist in the Hurricane Broadcast Center; provided by Miami Dade College.
  • Interact with Tsunami Tim for a wave of entertainment and exciting weather science.
  • Meet and greet with real Hurricane Hunters and discover the adventure of flying through a hurricane.
  • Challenge yourself to outsmart the experts, including Curt Sommerhoff of Miami-Dade County Emergency Management, Max Mayfield of WPLG Local 10 ABC, and Chris Landsea of the National Hurricane Center.
  • Build a house and see if it can stand up against Category 5 winds at FIU’s mini Wall of Wind (WOW) exhibit and then chat with the wind engineers behind WOW.
  • Music, games, and prizes powered by Radio Disney Miami.
  • Explore how forecasts are made and learn what is expected for this year’s hurricane season at Tropical Weather Briefings with experts from the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.
  • Learn how to be prepared for any disaster, including hurricane evacuation zones, with Miami-Dade County Emergency Management.
  • Become part of the story with an interactive, disaster-themed storytime featuring characters from Miami-Dade Public Library.
  • Explore a busload of activities with Weather on Wheels.
  • Get ready for summer and hurricane season with rip current, water, and hurricane safety tips.
  • Make a cloud in a bottle and more weather and climate experiments through interactive demos and activities by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, and the museum.
  • Delicious fare available courtesy of Cheeseburger Baby food truck.

Limited parking available at the museum; additional complimentary parking will be available at La Salle High School.

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