Frost Science Brings Science to Life
While breathtaking in its own right, the view from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science’s locale on Biscayne Bay isn’t the only thing that has captured the imagination of residents and visitors from around the world. Since opening in 2017, the museum has already welcomed over a million guests through its doors, sparking awe and wonder as the only aquarium, planetarium and science museum in the city.
Sitting on four acres within Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot campus is divided into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique setting—built using leading-edge sustainability initiatives—takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, and from the human cell to outer space.
One of the focal points of the museum is the Aquarium, with its stunning 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium tank that culminates in a transcendent 31-foot oculus lens into the waters above—an Instagram favorite. Here, guests descend through various floors while watching the resident mahi-mahi, devil rays and hammerhead sharks travel through open water. The three-level Aquarium also explores some of South Florida’s other essential habitats through a free-flight aviary and an interactive sting ray touch pool. Across the way, the 250-seat Frost Planetarium takes guests on a visual joyride through Earth and space using a 16-million-color 8K visual system with six 3D-capable projectors and surround sound—one of the most advanced spaces of its kind in the United States.
There’s always something new to discover at Frost Science. From the fascinating science behind South Florida’s vibrant ecosystems to the miraculous human body and mind, a dazzling world of discovery awaits within each of our permanent and special exhibitions. Riveting live shows, hands-on interactives and cutting-edge technology are all part of the adventure ahead. The stunning campus offers families the chance to tap into the life of a marine biologist, astronomer and engineer, without ever leaving the city.
Frost Science is consistently offering fresh, new experiences and exhibitions for visitors and locals alike. This past summer, the museum released “Journey to the Stars,” a new Frost Planetarium show narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg that takes viewers on a voyage through space and time to experience the birth, life and death of stars—including our very own sun.
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