Featured Exhibits

Numbers = People

This video wall of a hundred screens will help visitors appreciate many of the dispassionate statistics we all hear following a storm. For example, to understand the impact of Hurricane Andrew on Homestead, Florida, 29 of 100 screens filled with faces helps us see how many families' homes were destroyed, leaving them homeless. Or how the storm left 14% of the people without jobs. A powerful, visceral, impactful way of bringing the numbers to life, so that even a third-grader can understand.

Volunteer Relief Efforts

We Americans rush to help whenever there are natural disasters, and the outpouring of volunteers from across the nation are to be celebrated here at the Center. We will recognize groups from around the country and the world so that everyone can show their appreciation and thanks.

Understanding Wetlands

Visitors will learn about America’s wetlands, including: what wetlands are (including flora and fauna); where wetlands are located; why wetlands are important to land, environment, people, economy, and culture, and how wetlands and hurricanes impact each other.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a giant interactive map which puts the wetlands into context with the rest of the United States. Here, they will learn about the dynamics between the Mississipi River and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the sizable economic and cultural impacts of the Louisiana wetlands on the rest of the country.

 

The Edge Effect

A 3-D sculpted “nutrient map” illustrates the surprising richness of flora and fauna which inhabit this fascinating boundary between water and land. Because of the amazing and complex interface between these two elements, an equally amazing and complex effervescence of life is found in this relatively small part of the planet.

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Visitors

An outdoor exhibit, where visitors (especially children) play in a fantasy oversized wetlands environment, shown in progressive stages of restoration.

 

Water's Edge Exhibits and Access

Our Center is designed to take advantage of the water, not only with the Virtual Glass-Bottom Boat Tour, but with other exterior Wetlands exhibitry as well as outside dining and events spaces.

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A free webinar on hurricanes will be offered to grades 4 - 6 on May 10 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Register here: https://t.co/ZKpVrB1SvT
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Rumor has it that Hog Island near New York vanished because of a hurricane in 1893. Here's what really happened: https://t.co/5TTLWDWSXu
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#Hurricane names Matthew & Otto have been retired, and will be replaced by Martin & Owen. https://t.co/kmoSJazG2d
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The return of El Nino is looking more & more likely - that means a less active hurricane season for U.S. https://t.co/Ciex63Xn15
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The NHC is changing the forecast cone to help you better understand the impact of a particular storm where you live. https://t.co/1cYhaPqYYD
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This animation by NASA follows Hurricane Isabel (2003) from its birthplace in East Africa, to the United States. https://t.co/YY29HKFBcq
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NOAA put 170 years of hurricane history into one interactive site. If you're really into maps, this is for you: https://t.co/pbGU6gzAwJ
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Here's 5 changes coming to the way the NHC reports on #hurricanes this season. https://t.co/Y6H1u1Zk00
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#DYK A hurricane makes “landfall” when its center, not its edge, crosses the coastline.
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