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Vizcaya Climate Collaborative: Play to Survive

June 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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Examine active efforts to identify and implement collaborative solutions to the effects of climate change and extreme weather events.

About this Event

Time to put your survival skills to the test! During the next Vizcaya Climate Collaborative, visitors take an active role in the climate change conversation with a role-playing, puzzle-solving, interactive game night.

Designed for the prepper at heart, this program puts theory into practice using Vizcaya as a case study for participants to prepare or recover from the dire consequences of climate change and extreme weather events.

How would you prepare for a hurricane? And then recover once it’s hit?

While you’re getting through the first round, you’ll also be getting clues that grant you access to the safe zones in the ultimate test of skill – the zombie apocalypse.


Welcome to the Vizcaya Climate Collaborative, a series of programs that engage different aspects of environmental sustainability to foster conversation around the topic. This program uses games to address the very serious topic of disaster preparedness and recovery. After working through real-world scenarios using Vizcaya as a case study, we’ll use what we learn to survive the zombie apocalypse.

How it works:

Upon arrival, the entire group will get an orientation to the night. From there we will start the game and expect about 45 minutes of game-play, led by Vizcaya’s Collections Care Specialist. During the game, you’ll get the clues you need to access the safe zones in Game 2, the zombie apocalypse in Vizcaya Village.

More about the games:

Game 1: disaster recovery. Storms are part of our lives in South Florida, but they are getting progressively worse. Join us, and 45 of your closest friends (who will become your allies in survival) to navigate all the moving pieces required to preserve Vizcaya. You’ll learn about what the museum does to prepare and how the museum activates recovery teams once a storm has passed to see how preservation and the changing climate can be at odds. You’ll even pick up some tips to apply in your own lives!

Game 2: The CDC says if you’re prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you’re prepared for everything. In this game, the group will try to survive the zombie apocalypse in the most Miami fashion. Use what you learn in game 1 to gain admission into the safe zones, which will be a mix of cocktails, games, and other delights. But don’t get comfortable – there is a fleet of zombies waiting to turn you.

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3250 S Miami Ave
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