RESCUE, an interactive science exhibition exploring the world of emergency rescue, comes to the Museum of Discovery and Science May 19 through September 3, 2018.
Free Exhibit Admission on May 19, 2018
April 2018 - RESCUE is coming to the Museum of Discovery and Science from May 19 through September 3, 2018. RESCUE is an interactive and engaging exhibition that allows visitors to experience and learn about high-intensity rescue scenarios carried out by emergency personnel of the air, land and sea. RESCUE is locally sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital.
“Emergency personnel are on the front lines of caring for our community, often risking their lives to save the lives of the others,” said Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross, a non-profit hospital in Fort Lauderdale that annually treats more than 55,000 patients in its emergency department. “We salute these everyday heroes and are proud to sponsor this exhibit that shines the light on their brave and daring work.”
“RESCUE is a captivating exhibit that immerses visitors of all ages into emergency scenarios, from a thrilling rescue at sea to a daring rescue from a burning home. We’re thrilled to have Holy Cross Hospital as our presenting sponsor of this exhibit; Holy Cross medical professionals save lives in our community each and every day,” said Joseph Cox, Museum President and CEO.
Developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition is designed to provide an accurate reflection of the technological tools and vital skills utilized by rescue teams in emergency situations of all kinds.
RESCUE focuses heavily on visitor interaction and engagement, allowing guests to simulate participation in various rescue scenarios. Visitors are invited to not only discover how rescue technology works, but also to understand the skills and training required by rescuers assisting those in peril. In addition, activity challenges such as locating a missing person feature the importance of teamwork and training in rescue scenarios.
Incorporated graphic panels and information kiosks explain how various technological innovations have advanced difficult and dangerous rescue missions into sophisticated and successful endeavors.
Interactive exhibits include flying a life-sized rescue helicopter simulator, experiencing what it’s like to escape from a burning building, navigating obstacles on a jet ski to rescue a swimmer in trouble, role-playing as a news team with a breaking rescue story, and more!
RESCUE will open as part of MODS Emergency Rescue Weekend on May 19, 2018 and families are invited to enjoy a free exhibit admission. In addition to exhibit exploration, weekend activities include the Eye of The Storm: Hurricane Science Mitigation and Preparedness event that takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 19, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center.
The Eye of the Storm event will include interactive weather briefings and demonstrations by local meteorologists, presentations by FIU Wall of Wind Researchers, NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters, and live theater shows and demonstrations.
ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross Hospital has been named one of the top three hospitals of 64 in the Miami metro area and one of the top 10 in the state in U.S. News and World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.
ABOUT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Jet Blue and Wells Fargo.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Museum ticket prices are $16 for adults; $15 for seniors 65+; $13 for active/retired military personnel; $13 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org