Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry Review
Although this is a fun and stimulating scientific playground, at times exhibits don't work properly. When things are hitting on all cylinders, however, you learn about Florida weather, anatomy, flight, and space by seeing and by doing. A booth in the exhibit Disasterville lets you experience what a hurricane and its 78-mph winds feel like, though crowds sometimes mean a long wait. The BioWorks Butterfly Garden is a 6,400-square-foot engineered ecosystem project that demonstrates how wetlands can clean water plus serve as a home for butterflies. The SkyTrail ropes course, the museum's latest permanent exhibit, is a 700-foot zip line that starts 65 feet off the ground.
The 100-seat Saunders Planetarium has shows at noon, 2, and 4 during the week and hourly on weekends. For adventurous spirits, there's a high-wire bicycle ride 30 feet above the floor. There's also an impressive IMAX theater, where films are projected on a hemispherical 82-foot dome.
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