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Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

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Address: 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129
Phone Number: +1 305-646-4200
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Description: The Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people's lives by...
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 more than 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 2016, 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 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.
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Great educational family fun

Great hidden gem in Miami. Took the family there today...2 girls 11 & 8. Tons of hands on exhibits, nice touch tank and aviary. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. caught 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Naples, Florida, United States

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Naples, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great hidden gem in Miami. Took the family there today...2 girls 11 & 8. Tons of hands on exhibits, nice touch tank and aviary. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. caught 2 planetarium shows...both educational and fun. Kids really enjoyed themselves. It is outdated, but to me, that's part of the charm. They are building a new center next year, which... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Everything is outdated. The new science museum is being built in down town. It's more like stepping back into the 60's. I can't think of a single thing there that could be worth your time.

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Miami Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have been visiting regularly since my children were small and always enjoy it. It is great for both children and adults. The youngest is now in college and we visited most recently on Spring Break. There was a very interesting exhibit on hurricanes and we watched the staff change the dressing on the wing of an injured bird.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As a homeschool family, we went here for science. A new museum for us. Lots of appropriate exhibits for our kids in 1st, 5th, 6th grades. Animal shows, liquid nitrogen, amazon, snakes, active bee hive, animal visits, touch tank, planetarium, birds of prey hospital, nano. My kids really enjoyed the exhibit about how astronauts go to the bathroom. This exhibit... More 

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miami, fl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Words to describe this museum...boring, small and not worth the price! We came thinking that it would include exhibits about space since it is labeled a 'Planetarium' and wow, were we wrong! It's small, the exhibits look dated and it's very limited. They barely have anything planetarium related besides the shows which are simply 'ok'. I was literally falling asleep... More 

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Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dont judge by the outside. Its a fun interactive museum. For kids as well for adults. Affordable and good location. Haves a planetarium, and animals. Good place to take your kids. Not too busy. FYI this museum is moving to downtown so visit before it moves so you can compare

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Hurry up and check out Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science before it's gone. For me, this brings back childhood memories. The new $275 million Museum will open in 2016 and will be located at the Museum Park in Biscayne Boulevard. It will include a planetarium, aquarium, and indoor/outdoor space for science exhibits and educational facilities. The current museum... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I would have given it a better review if it wasn't for the wildlife section!!! sad, pathetic, horrid. I avoid zoos and I ended up at one, and at a very sad one. The poor birds were boiling in the hot Miami sun!! some of the cages had not a single spot of shade, one of the cages even had... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is a place to go only if your child has absolute nothing else to do. It belongs either to 1950 or to a third world country. It's really sad to see that a metropolis like Miami has not dedicated any resources to educating children about science in a modern way. It does not create any sense of excitement... More 

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

this is a perfect museum for kids 4-10 years old. it isn't too big, but has enough things to occupy kids for the day. my kids spent about 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute. the planetarium is included in the fee which is cool. they also have shows throughout the day. i thought that is was nice that they... More 

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Additional Information about Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Address: 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129
Phone Number: +1 305-646-4200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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