The plan is to discover and do something different during this unprecedented time (okay, my big word for the moment 🙃); so I decided to check out a Science Museum this weekend. The last time I was in a science museum, I was in middle school. All I knew this is going to be interested. With my cellphone and my selfie stand, let the local adventure begins.
Frost Science Museum
Located in downtown Miami’s “Museum Park” and next door to the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the Phillip and Patricia Frost “Museum of Science” was built in 2017 and has quickly become a popular museum in South Florida.
The Frost Science Museum was designed by NYC’s Grimshaw Architects and encompasses 250,000 square feet of fun and educational activities for all ages. Frost Science houses a 3 in 1 museum that features a planetarium, aquarium, and science museum all for the price of 1 ticket. It is the first museum that has a planetarium and aquarium in the same space.
The highlight of the Frost Science Museum is its stunning three-level aquarium that contains multiple ecosystems, habitats, and subaquatic depths. Begin at the open-air rooftop that represents the ecosystem of Florida. The second level has about 30 aquariums and interactive pods and the bottom level of the aquarium represents the vastness of the Gulf Stream.
One of the most cutting-edge and state-of-the-art planetariums in the world, the Planetarium at the Frost Science Museum has 250 seats and is powered by a visual system of 8k resolution. There are 3-D projectors with surround sound. The planetarium is tilted as a 23.5-degree angle forward where the viewers can enjoy a 360-degree virtual experience in the planetarium spread at 67-foot.
I found the whole experience fascinating and exhilarating. At one point, I was trying to remember the planets in our solar system and then started thinking who came up with the planets’ names. 🤔 Now be prepared to look up during the entire presentation.
It’s All About Science
In between the Planetarium and Aquarium, there are the Met labs – Nutrition and Design Lab- Engineering with interactive activities. A cool “map” of the periodic table and so much more. Below is a glimpse of what else you can see and enjoy at the Miami Science Museum.
Whether you are interested in the deep sea or the planets up in the galaxy, the Frost Science Museum offers an educational and fun day out with yourself, friends, or family.
A mask is required at all times and it’s a cashless museum. Oh, to check your temperature, they use a body scan machine.
1101 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132Phone Number
Every day from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Youth (3 – 11): $21.95
Children (2 and under): Free
$15 Flat RateOption is taking the Metro Mover