The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will officially open’s its doors to the public on May 8 at its new home in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Designed by Grimshaw Architects, the 250,000-square-foot facility combines a planetarium, aquarium and science museum on one campus.
Frost Science is divided into four distinct buildings, the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings, where visitors can learn about the core science behind living ecosystems, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more. It’s one of the few places globally to house a planetarium, aquarium and science museum on one dynamic campus. Some of the higlights of the Frost Science experience include the Frost Planetarium, one of only thirteen 8K-projection planetariums in the world. The cutting-edge 250-seat, 3-D Frost Planetarium will take visitors on virtual journeys that both thrill and educate. From Gulf Stream sharks to the tiny organisms found within coral, the three-level Aquarium is a trip through the beautiful water habitats of South Florida while exploring the physics of water, ecosystem ecology, marine biology and more. Visitors are invited to follow the astounding story of flight—from feathered dinosaurs to the future of space travel—in the Feathers to the Stars exhibition. They’ll come face-to-face with a 30-foot dinosaur, meet the daredevil inventors who pioneered human aviation, build and launch their own air rockets, try on wing sleeves in a wind tunnel and more. Visitors can challenge their brain, stop a virus, dance or just chill out as part of the MeLaß experience, which explores behavioral science and neuroscience research, medical technology and public health. They’ll explore the amazing ways that their body and mind interact, and how their daily choices can impact how both entities work together. Other highlights include multiple science exhibitions, café and retail store. Frost Science will be operating 365 days a year from 9 AM – 6 PM daily. Admission tickets are now available online and include access to all museum exhibitions and one Frost Planetarium show. To avoid long lines and sell-outs, visitors are strongly encouraged to go online and purchase tickets in advance. Admission to the museum for non-members will be $28 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-11). Children two and under are free. Memberships to the museum are also available, starting at $65 for individuals. Household memberships are $145 for Family and $195 for Family PLUS. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 1101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132. Paid self-parking is available in the museum garage during regular museum hours. The Museum Park Metromover station is directly adjacent to Frost Science. For more information, please visit frostscience.org or call 305.434.9600.