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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 #46 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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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My child is 7 and we recently attended a birthday party at the museum. What a difference 2 years can make! The museum had undergone a complete makeover, turning it's somewhat small exhibition areas into well-used spaces with interactive and highly imaginative exhibits with enough variety for people of all ages to explore and enjoy. The accompanying banners for the... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

I took my 9 and 6 year old to their friend's birthday party. They had a great time exploring all the different hands-on scientific activities, dancing on an electronic floor, and going into the planetarium for a great visual show. In addition, they had a live reptile demonstration for all the party guests. The party room was spacious and comfortable... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

My daughter was clear. She wanted a birthday party at the Museum of Science. While this Miami landmark is sentimental to me, a native who visited as a child, my six year old loves it just as much. It's familiar, friendly and accessible. The staff is super helpful and friendly and we purchased a birthday party package right off their... More

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Naples, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

While I did not visit with any children, I found this to be one of the worst science museums in the country. It's small, old and has little to see or do. There are a handful of good things kids may find interesting and one or two things to keep adults from falling asleep. The best thing is they have... More

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

I must say I was apprehensive about going to the museum but I was looking for entertainment for 4 kids (ages 6 through 15) on a cold rainy day. They had a blast! While it IS a small museum, they enjoyed the interactive nature of the exhibits and chose to do certain things over and over. The biggest hits were... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

I love going to the Miami Science Museum. There are a lot of activities for kids of all ages, and the Planetarium show is must-see! Their Big Tires exhibit now is a lot of fun, and I love their wildlife area, where they nurse injured wildlife back to health. It's awesome to see bald eagles so up close! Kids and... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

At age 42, I still enjoy every moment of time at the Miami Science Museum - and no I don't mean the new amazing museum they are planning, I mean the lovely, quaint, intensely organic, home grown Miami Science Museum that so many thousands of people enjoy every day. The amazing professionals, staff, teachers, researchers, exhibit designers, etc. that make... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

As a child, my favorite school field trips were to the Miami Museum of Science. I always found the planetarium shows magical, and the exhibits were always interesting and fun. My favorite is the nature center, because I love all things zoo-related. They have all kinds of animals that they rescue and rehabilitate. The laser light shows are always a... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Gosh are we being a bit harsh. I actually truly like this museum, yes its small, a bit too dark ,and with not soo much to see but I guess the name is really misleading . To me, its more of a children's hangout. DO NOT go here without children, unless you are a child at heart. I volunteered there,... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Admission should be $4.00 and then this might be worth the time if already in the neighborhood. One exhibit was cute, my nine year old had fun for about an hour. But for $40+ we spend for two adults one child.... We won't be coming back. The Planetarium was a joke and they actually were running the same show they... More

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