With these new exhibits, explore nature’s most powerful forces, how objects move and the math behind magic

Wild Weather

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Through May 7. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Investigate some of nature’s powerful and destructive forces as you put yourself directly in the path of a tornado, inside the eye of a hurricane and in the midst of a raging winter storm. Explore the science behind weather through multimedia experiences, models and large-scale graphics. 404-929-6300. Adults, $18; ages 3-12, $16; 2 and younger, free. fernbankmuseum.org

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Through May 29. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Wed.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Explore different methods of movement, using simple machines to move objects to seeing how air pressure moves a hovercraft. Investigate what it takes to power cars, airplanes and snow blowers and learn how to make a boat sail. 404-659-5437. $14.95; younger than 1, free. childrensmuseumatlanta.org

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Through April 30. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Become a scientific magician and learn the science and math behind magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using body heat; decode secret messages using pressure and experiment with magic. 770-904-3500. Adults, $13; ages 3-12, $10; 2 and younger, free. gwinnettehc.org

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