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Fodor's South Florida 2014
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 100-seat Saunders Planetarium has afternoon and evening shows, one of them a trek through the universe. 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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