Video:Miami Science Museum Profilewith Daniel Sanz
The Miami Science Museum houses a number of exhibits that teach about motion, mechanics, health, energy preservation and even wildlife conservation. Here's a video profile of the Miami Science Museum.See Transcript
Transcript:Miami Science Museum Profile
Hi, I'm Daniel Sanz and I'm going to give you a tour of the Miami Science Museum.
History of Miami Science Museum
The Miami Science Museum was first established inside of a house on Biscayne Boulevard in 1949 and was originally called the "Junior Museum of Miami." Over the course of several years, the Museum continued to outgrow it's locations, until finally being settled on the historic Vizcaya complex in 1960. To this day, the museum continues to develop and showcase exhibits that are both educational and fun for the whole family, such as the "Moving Things" Center. This area features several exhibits designed to teach the principles of mechanics of motion by allowing visitors to interact with these hands-on experiments.
Environmental Exhibits at Miami Science Museum
The Miami Science Museum is also taking part in a greener future. Showing strong support for renewable energy, the museum has multiple attractions that allow visitors to track their energy, generate electricity on a one of a kind dance floor, explore alternative fuel methods, and to learn more tips on how to reduce their carbon footprint. The Heart Smart exhibit focuses on heart disease education and prevention methods. Several displays give guests the opportunity to evaluate their own personal risks and to participate in research study.
"The Earth From Space: The Magic Planet" exhibit gives Museum guests the opportunity to experience our planet from the perspective of an orbiting satellite. Utilizing a 5 foot interactive globe, guests can control the rotation and view events such as dust storms, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and other climatic conditions. Continue to leave the confines of Earth and take a stroll through our solar system until arriving at the amazing planetarium, which has been in operation since November 1966.
Miami Science Museum Wildlife Center
By exploring the Museum's wildlife center, guests can touch live stingrays in their large Sea Lab exhibit, learn about Florida's native wildlife species and experience firsthand the enormous effort to rescue and rehabilitate injured birds at the Wildlife Clinic. Through exhibits, demonstrations and live science shows, the Science Museum of Miami is a great place to learn and spend the day with the family. They continue to grow and be a leader of science education in South Florida.
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