September 13, 2019
Catching Rays at a Museum Near You
September 21 is Museum Day and at FPL SolarNow, we can’t wait to celebrate the important educational and recreational role that museums play in Florida. From teaching us about history to the most modern technology available, museums never fail to wow us across every generation.
Museums are also a natural partner for FPL SolarNow, a program designed to bring solar energy to the people in an interactive way. With more than 100 solar trees and dozens of solar canopies now operating across the state, there’s an installation near you so that you can see the importance of solar energy with your own eyes. This Museum Day, stop by one of them located conveniently near you!
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a landmark in the West Palm Beach community, featuring the 5,000 square foot Hall of Discovery and educational programs that host more than 250,000 students, teachers and visitors annually.
Visitors can check out the FPL SolarNow solar trees when they visit and the unique FPL SolarScape along the Fisher Family Science Trail to learn more about renewable energy.
The center recently celebrated a prehistoric new addition, as the large T. rex that originally stood tall to guard FPL’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead now has a new home. Kids and adults alike will be amazed by the size of the dino!
Museum of Discovery and Science
Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Discovery and Science is one of the largest museums of its kind, featuring traveling and permanent exhibits and the locally-famous Great Gravity Clock.
Families can spend a full day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits, with our favorite highlight being the outdoor science park where you can observe solar technology at work thanks to the FPL SolarNow solar tree.
Partnering with this South Florida institution was a no-brainer and we’re proud to have the tree included with the fascinating and forward-thinking exhibits there.
IMAG History and Science Center
Our museum installations aren’t only located in Southeast Florida! In Fort Myers, visitors to IMAG History & Science Center can catch some shade underneath our solar canopy and two solar trees, which provide green energy and double as an outdoor classroom and interactive exhibit.
History meets science and the past meets the future at the IMAG, where families can experience more than 60 hands-on exhibits including animal encounters, a living lab and an aquarium.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
One of the gleaming jewels of Downtown Miami, the world-famous Frost Science Museum is a science museum, planetarium and aquarium with an unbeatable location on Biscayne Bay.
The museum is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike that has hosted millions of visitors since its re-opening in its current location and you can’t miss our large SolarNow solar trees, located at the front entrance. All of our solar trees are a great photo opportunity, but this one is hard to beat with views of Biscayne Bay from one angle and the skyline of Downtown Miami from the other.
Make sure to share your photos with the trees on social media with the hashtag #FPLSolarNow!