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Kids in Charge! Features four main exhibits, namely Activate, Investigate, Kids Create, and Fields to Meals, where children are encouraged to use different learning skills to test a variety of scientific concepts, such as lying on a bed of nails ant tug-of-war. ‘Slippery Science’ can be found inside Kids In Charge! and includes a series of interactive exhibits that teach the science behind reaction time, physics and friction.
Mission: Moonbase is a futuristic display of a simulated permanent lunar base in the year 2070 and offers a fascinating look at how it would operate with farming and mining facilities, while Gulf Coast Hurricane puts visitors inside a wind generator to experience winds ranging from a simple rain storm to a Category One Hurricane.
The Bio-Works Butterfly Garden consists of a butterfly garden, which is home to over 30 species of butterflies, and a self-sustaining fish pond, which features several aquatic species, most of which are native to Florida. Butterfly species include Florida’s state butterfly, the zebra longwing, the tiger swallowtail and the giant swallowtail - two of North America’s largest butterflies. The self-sustaining fish pond is home to tilapia and a variety of other species.
The Amazing You! Exhibit is a 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art exhibition about health and wellness at each developmental stage of life from birth to death. The display provides information about developmental milestones in life, how to stay healthy at each stage of life, and how to back to health after an illness or surgery.
Bay News 9 Project Weather Weather Quest can be found within Disasterville, which features several interactive exhibits on the science of natural disasters, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, volcanoes, wildfires, tsunamis, earthquakes, and lightning. The display also offers children the opportunity to participate in a mock Bay News 9 newscast.
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