Sportsology - May 19 though August 14, 2017
We're not the fastest, strongest or most agile species on the planet. For most of us, our survival doesn't depend on our ability to outrun panthers, wrestle bears or outfox foxes to get lunch every day. Instead, we humans have figured out how to use science and engineering to make machines and contraptions that help us overcome our physical limitations.
In the South Florida Museum's newest special exhibit, Sportsology -- opening May 19 -- we use this same science and engineering to help us understand how our bodies work and how we can improve our physical prowess.
"Visitors will have the opportunity to try a number of physical activities, because it's fun," said Museum Provost and COO Jeff Rodgers. "But they'll also get to learn about the science behind how your nerves and muscles work, why stretching can improve performance and even how physics and gravity affect a fastball."
Sportsology is just the latest special exhibition brought to the region by the South Florida Museum, the area's largest cultural attraction. "We're excited to bring in Sportsology as our newest exhibit," said Matthew Woodside, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator. "It's high-quality, fun and fascinating -- a truly hands-on exhibit that offers our guests new reasons to come back for a visit."
Not as fast as a panther, strong as a bear or quick as a fox? The human body is still capable of remarkable physical feats -- feats you can explore in these hands-on, feet-on Sportsology activities:
Be among the first to experience Sportsology, mingle with Museum staff and curators and test your physical aptitude. Museum educators will be leading visitors through family-friendly activities throughout the evening's opening reception. Light bites will be provided; beer and wine available for purchase.
When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18
Cost: Free for Museum Members; $5 for Non-members.
RSVP REQUIRED: Click here to purchase your tickets online or call 941.746.4131, ext. 113.