WALL OF WIND
NEW Storm Center Exhibit
Opens June 1, 2016
In partnership with the Museum of Discovery and Science, the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU with the support of Florida’s Department of Emergency Management developed an exhibit about hurricanes.
Prepare to be blown away by this new exhibition! Visitors can construct a house and test its strength against a storm. A monitor in the exhibit will feature video of the real Wall of Wind in action and its effect on different structures and building materials.
CLYDE BUTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY
Visitors and photography aficionados can enjoy the new permanent Clyde Butcher exhibit made possible by a generous donation from Jim and Lisa Dobson.
Clyde Butcher is a nationally recognized conservationist who uses his breathtaking photography to help preserve natural environments throughout the nation.
Six of Clyde’s spectacular photos will be on permanent display.
Did you know minerals are the building block of the
entire Universe? The iron in hematite, in spinach and
in the hemoglobin in our blood is all the same. Just
like the calcium in sea shells, in milk and in our
bones. Did you know some rocks glow in the dark? Learn
more about minerals in this beautiful and colorful
exhibit that displays over 60 different types of minerals,
rocks and ammonites. See pyrite or fool's gold, opal, copper, malachite, halite, quartz, azurite, and sulfur, just to name a few! You will even be able to touch real lava and make a “volcano” erupt to see how new rocks and land masses are formed! The exhibits in this display were provided by the Broward College Graves Museum Collection – Carol
Jacobs Mineral and Ammonite Collection.
Whether a dinosaur was a carnivore or herbivore. Exhibits will showcase how a paleontologist locates, preserves, excavates and transports dinosaur bones from the field to a research center. Other exhibits will include dinosaur egg casts, claws and teeth. Go back in time and explore the amazing world of the dinosaur! The specimens on display in this exhibit are on loan from the Broward College Graves Museum Collection.
Travel back in time in our new exhibit and learn about the amazing creatures that lived in the world's oceans 65 million years ago. What do you think they ate? What do you think preyed upon the fish? The exhibit will showcase real and cast prehistoric fossilized fish and other sea creatures. See several species of ammonites, fossilized fish, sting rays and real prehistoric shark's teeth! The specimens on display in this exhibit are on loan from the Broward College Graves Museum Collection.
Fasten your seat belts and get ready to fly in this new fascinating exhibit. The 4,000-square-foot addition is the second phase of the exhibit and will provide hands-on, interactive aviation experiences. Visitors can climb into the captain's seat and pretend to fly a real DC-9 commercial airliner. Transform yourself into a bird by putting on wings and stepping into a giant wind tunnel so you can see what it feels like to fly. Visitors can explore the forces of flight that allow airplanes to fly. This addition has been made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Trust.