The long awaited Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science finally opened its doors to the public this week in Miami, and it was absolutely worth the wait. Located next to the Perez Art Museum on Biscayne Boulevard, Miami’s new science museum is one of the most modern and innovative science museums in the nation, and so far, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
From the 360-degree visual system planetarium to its stunning, state of the art aquarium that captures the beauty and nature of the ocean, the Frost Science Museum is one to behold.
Their Planetarium system is one of only 13 like it in the world, with a dome screen that promises to take you on a “dazzling visual odyssey to outer space.” It is certainly like nothing you have ever seen.
The three-level Aquarium, deemed a “masterpiece of living science,” takes audiences to the depths of the ocean to explore the world’s aquatic ecosystems, all while learning about the importance of preservation. With its impressive underwater views and interactive learning stations, the aquarium will make your museum experience a memorable one.
The other exhibits hold a similar standard like that of the Planetarium and Aquarium. For example, Feathers to the Stars exhibit follows the story of flight from feathered dinosaurs to space travel, and the Seeing: What Are You Looking At? exhibit questions how eyes, brains and robots see. In this exhibit, you can even get your portrait drawn by 3 robots known as Paul.
Showcasing spectacular, ultra-modern exhibitions, the museum is not only ideal for kids, but for anyone who wishes to learn about a variety of topics including space, the human body, and South Florida ecosystems.
With its spherical planetarium, an oculus at the bottom of a 500,000 gallon aquarium with three stories, and multiple awe-inspiring exhibits, the museum is sure to become one of Miami’s hottest new attractions in the coming years.
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. For ticket prices and other information, visit http://www.frostscience.org.
Story by Kathleen Obrer
Photos by Chelsy Obrer