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Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129
+1 305-646-4200
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Ranked #45 of 122 attractions in Miami
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: The Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people's lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can... more » Owner description: The Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people's lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For over 60 years, the Museum's award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2015, the legacy continues, when we move to a new world-class, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown Miami. The Museum will remain operational at its current location on South Miami Avenue until completion of the new building. Frost Museum of Science is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Admission is free for children under 3; 10.95 for students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 - 12; 14.95 for adults. Parking is free. The Museum is funded with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. « less
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Can't wait to see their new larger building in 2016. This is worth the trip if you like hands on museums. The show of the galaxy was good, but noisy due to babies, but it s expected since it is a family place.

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Homestead, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Me and my SO went here out of sheer boredom and because we thought the Planetarium might be cool. It was one of the worst museums I've ever seen. VERY small. There was barely anything "science" about it. It was mostly broken down "hands on" exhibits and mostly about random things like Hurricane Andrew and NanoScience. There was also a... More

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Little Rock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was expected a larger museum with more of an emphasis on space. The majority of the exhibits were interactive and there were shows in the theater and planetarium. I left feeling a little underwhelmed and like I didn't really learn anything new. I probably would not go back in the future.

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Miami, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a great center, the only thing it is too small for many people visiting there, some times big lines for Observatory, but I am reading now they are going to open a modern center in 2015 , it is not expensive the tickets to go, you can see there some interesting things about science , an aquarium with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Being Miami born and raised I have always wanted to go to the museum but have honestly never been able to due to either lack of time, funds or even sometimes energy. My boyfriend FINALLY took me after asking for over four years . Let me tell you I was NOT disappointed . The temperature was enjoyable , not too... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our kids, ages 10, 8, 6, enjoyed this science center. Free with an ASTC membership, we spent a long afternoon here. Planetarium is included in admission. Kids like the coral reef and having their hands cleaned by shrimp, the animals outside, the computers, the items around the big tire. They have plans to expand and it looks like it will... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Coming from Vancouver, I am a little bit spoiled by Science World which is world class as far as science centers go... But I thought the museum was worth a visit. It's not huge and it's a bit confused (I wonder if the animal exhibits were a marketing decision to try and bring in more visitors because pure science wasn't... More

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Columbus, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is our second time visiting the Miami Science Museum. We hadn't planned to go, but it looked like rain and, on a whim, we decided to make a return visit. WE LOVE THIS MUSEUM! My oldest child said he liked it even better than our local science museum even though our own science museum is newer and fancier (note,... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Apart from the excellent hands on exhibits and the planeterium show, there is a surprise around the corner with a mini zoo incorporating pythons, boa constrictor displays and an outdoor natural habitat for other animals. The place is getting a little shabby, but for the price is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours learning many scientific facts... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I took our curious 8 year old son to the museum and we were totally absorbed for over 5 hours. The staff were enthusiastic, knowlegible and pitched their delivery perfectly. The interactive exhibits were engaging, varied and focused on having childlike fun. The individual sections were just the right size to impart a good basic knowledge without getting bogged down... More

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