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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

9.010 reviews
Sights and Museums, Planetarium, Science Museum
Ranked #46 in Miami things to do
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1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
305-434-9600
https://www.frostscience.org/
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A new, state-of-the-art 250,000 square-foot facility combining a planetarium with an 8k projector, a vast three level aquarium, and a science museum. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science ... Read more
opens its doors May 8th, 2017.

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Local from Miami

My grandchild pestered me to take him to this museum and I am glad I acquiesced to his request, (grandchildren usually are good at this). Glad because I can see a serious attempt to bring to Miami a cultural center to provoke the mind (the Perez Art Museum is next door).
The use of space, however, is not always efficient, there are areas that feel like empty music beats, as if ideas ran out. I believe that this will become a challenge for any curator attempting to install any exhibit for instance in the West Wing, where the Strange Matter exhibit now lies.
To establish a cohesive narrative is difficult on this setting, there is no fluidity, the expected outcome of the interaction was not always consistent, therefore the scientific principle was not confirmed, grandpa had a lot of explaining to do.
In any type of museum visit, an implied logical sequence to the flow of ideas and concepts introduced is expected, the idea behind a science museum is to allow its patrons thru exposition or interactivities, process information through their own experience, but the interactive exhibits here feel bulky, like large Tinkertoy pieces, for little ones with small hands, not always appealing...
The planetarium is where grandparents take a nap, I suffer of sick motion when I sit on the passenger side when any of my daughters drive me around, so it was a welcomed stop. Liam Neeson's narration unless it mentioned that it had a particular set of skills to use against grandpas like me, did not wake me.
Feathers to the Stars is a great exhibit where my granddaughter Claire waited for me to look at the analysis of the different aviation techniques used in nature by scrolling a looping clip, only for her to spin it like a manic roulette and ran away giggling as my magical moment crumbled.
The aquarium however is breathtaking. I could lie down on the lower level near the MeLab with a latte and look up at the various stingrays, hammerheads, sharks, swimming clockwise. Or go to the top level of the same aquarium and take a peek at those sharkfins circling a void. Turn my head and the Port of Miami looks less commercial from that balcony, and to the right, runners in the park.
Though I ran must of the time behind my grandkids, I only felt bad once, because my stomach could not take the deeply steep priced fast food sold at their cafe. Lots of fried treats in it, there is your expected mac and cheese, and your obligatory pizza appealing to what we adults have convinced ourselves think children's idea of fun food stuff is, my suggestion would be to skip it, or become a member and insist that the menu be revamped for healthier, better prepared food choices. Yes there are some rice bowl salads, but a sniff to the brown rice told me that I was not the lucky one in getting a fresh bowl, My grandchildren love French fries, and chickens tenders, and they left them pretty much untouched, the ketchup that was on the table, overheated by the sun didn't help at all.
All things being fair, however, I do give the place a 4 star review because what standard should I compare this museum to fellow Miamians? There is nothing like it nearby, and for a first attempt to have a place to contemplate the wonders of the natural world it seems the developers got it right, time will tell how great its impact is igniting the young minds visiting it to become walkers in the scientific path.

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Local from Little Havana

The best place to go on a rainy day. My Mother-in-Law wanted to go to the beach for Mother's Day and we promised her we would take her to the "Ocean". Little did she know there would be sharks and stingrays swimming over her. SHE LOVED IT!

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Edinburgh

I went solo and still had a great time gaping at the aquarium, touching rays and admiring a great view of the skyline. Plus Liam Neeson narrating an engrossing film about planet Earth in the planetarium!

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Local from Miami Beach

The new frost museum of science is absolutely stunning. In its new spot at Museum Park in downtown Miami, the city finally has a museum it can be proud of. Great for both kids and adults to explore.

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Local from Homestead

FIU's art museum used to be a tiny 2-room spot inside the same building as the registrar and several classrooms. These days, they've got one of the nicest museums in town. What's better, it's totally free. The Frost Art Museum boasts two stories and several rooms with rotating exhibits, making it a great place to spend some time between classes (if you happen to go to FIU), or a nice place to take a date on the cheap. Check the calendar in advance and you might even catch a good lecture!

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Local from Coral Gables
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Always has great exhibits and the artist lectures are quite informative. Love the campus too.

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New museum Downtown Miami. I've heard good comments.

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Local from Miami

It's free every second Saturday of the month!

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