New kid on the block in Downtown Miami — the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science just opened Monday, May 8th and it’s really cool.
The museum was previously located in Coconut Grove next to Vizcaya. There are plans to turn the former location into an urban garden extension of the Vizcaya property.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The focal-piece is a 500,000 gallon aquarium with sharks, rays, and other creatures you can view looking up through a 60,000 pound oculus lens, or down from the open-air waterfront rooftop.
You’ll experience high tech exhibits including the digital planetarium, a laser light show, a robot that draws portraits and the health-oriented MeLaB where you can listen to music in the relax pod or jump on a light-up dance floor to measure calories burned.
You can get up close and personal with stingrays, birds and crocodiles in an exhibit specifically about the South Florida Ecosystems, and learn about the human journey to flight in the Feathers to the Stars exhibit.
We were lucky to be part of the sneak peak last Sunday, May 7th and my top 3 favorite things were….
1. The stingray tank where you can reach your hand in and gently tough the wings of a stingray! Spoiler – it’s slippery.
2. The touch sensor light-up dance floor in the MeLaB. When are Miami nightclubs putting these in?
3. The jellyfish exhibit. I could stare at these for hours…
HOW TO VISIT
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
$28 for adults
$25 for seniors and students with ID
$20 for children 3-11
Free – children under 2 and museum members
*15 percent discount for Miami-Dade residents at the box office
**Each ticket includes one planetarium show
Memberships start at $65 for an individual and range up to $250 for young patrons. – http://www.frostscience.org/membership