BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo is no stranger to extreme weather. The Museum of Science knows that and has incorporated that wild weather into their latest curriculum.
Tornadoes, glacial ice, floods, you can find it all in the latest film at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Whether you are 2 or 22, age doesn’t matter. Everyone is sucked in, figuratively speaking, by the film.
Marisa Wigglesworth, President and CEO of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science told News 4,”National Geographic has captured some images that are truly breathtaking. There are some pieces of the film that are quite exciting as we look indeed at extreme weather and how humans are interacting with and looking to learn about extreme weather.”
Two sets of scientists and one team of firefighters are followed across the world. Through their experiments and hardships you as a viewer are able to learn about the weather phenomenon but also be entertained. And for your mini scientists….they won’t be disappointed.
Wigglesworth said, “Women who are researching in Alaska and looking at glaciers do a great job of explaining some of the tools they’re using, some of the mechanics of gathering data. So there are a lot of good opportunities to come away with new information.”
And if you’re more of a hands-on learner and the 3D cinema is not enough for you, you can travel up to the third floor and experience the extreme weather for yourself.
The wind chamber can take you through cold fronts, thunderstorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, and last but not least up to 80 miles per hour in a tornado.
The museum also offers more localized learning opportunities. Wind chill and lake effect snow lessons are something every mini-meteorologist will melt over.
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