About 71 percent of the planet’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Right beyond our view is the grand expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other side of Florida is the Gulf of Mexico.
If these living bodies of water hold any mystery for you at all, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly Miami Science Museum) invites you to wade into the wonder and explore the nature, beauty and science of what surrounds us.
The 3rd Annual Miami Underwater Festival on Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, 2014, is being held in celebration of the global World Oceans Day. Without our oceans, life would cease to exist. Find out just how important our H2O is in very fun, interactive ways that will engage everyone in the family, including teenagers.
On Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at the museum, now located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, a bit of something for everyone will be available. Activities range from meeting local diving stars Billy Catoggio and Mitch Herne of the popular TV show “Scuba Nation” to learning the fine art of knot tying and boating with Shake-A-Leg Miami, an international adaptive sailing program. All events on this day will be free with paid museum admission.
On June 8, the festival programming continues at the existing museum in addition to a special event from 12–4 p.m. at Knight Plaza, adjacent to the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (construction to be completed in 2015). Knight Plaza is located in downtown Miami at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. This will be the first time guests will be able to access Knight Plaza and see/take photos of the new museum’s progress. On this day, all events held at Knight Plaza will be free.
To learn more about what you can expect to see and do at this year’s Underwater Festival, you can view Dr. Angela Colbert’s appearance on WSFL’s Inside South Florida by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1rDE0vh.
This is the best water event of the season that doesn’t require wearing a swimsuit or getting sand out of your car, which means … see you there!