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Feel the Force: Hurricanes and Other Hazards at Miami Science Museum

Feel the Force Hurricanes and Other Hazards at Miami Science Museum Saturday, June 1, 10am–6pm - Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami

Are you prepared? June 1 is the start of hurricane season, and Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center and Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department have joined forces with the Miami Science Museum to deliver a full day of activities and informative speakers. Learn how best to protect yourself, your house, and your pets! Free Admission. Activities include:

  • Hurricane 101: Be Prepared with Max Mayfield, former director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center; and Curt Sommerhoff, assistant director at Miami-Dade County Emergency Management
  • Find out your new evacuation zone and chat with Miami-Dade County Emergency Management representatives
  • 1-3 p.m.: Radio Disney at the museum
  • Story Behind the Photos: Hurricane Andrew with Ron Miguel and Miami Herald photographers
  • Meet the Scientist: Tropical weather briefing by the National Hurricane Center
  • Meet a hurricane hunter at the museum’s P-3 cockpit and learn what it’s like to fly into a storm! (AOML – Hurricane Research Division)
  • Become the meteorologist at the museum’s TV weather studio
  • Miami-Dade Public Library interactive story time
  • Weather stories videos: Hurricane Andrew
  • Special wildlife encounters on weather preparedness
  • Other activities: Learn about weather preparedness with the National Weather Service and rip currents with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, “Make Mitigation Happen” with FLDEM, Salvation Army, Smokey the Bear and FIU Roary, Venom 1, and much more

For more information, visit or call (305) 646-4200.