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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 #44 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: The Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people's...
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Sherbrooke, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

First of all the planetarium was closed because there was a child's birthday. Noboday told us when we paid thoug. The museum is not a museum but a place where kids can play and learn. Nothing for grownups. I wrote to these people 3 times. They don't even bother with us, the tourists.

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fsteslow, General Manager at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, responded to this review

We are sorry you missed the Planetarium programs. The Planetarium does not close for birthday parties during regular business hours, however, there is a party space adjacent to it that can make it seem quite busy. We hope you have the opportunity to visit again and see all of the museum. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Wow. What a place. It knocks the socks off the other attractions in Miami. Full to bursting with amazing interactive educational exhibits, it's one of those places that tricks you in to learning stuff you never even knew you were interested in. I danced to Gaga on a light up floor to create energy, located the hot spots on my... More 

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europe, German
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great expirience.... It was one of hundres stuff what I so there. All florida is so nice, Miami, Miami Beach, please around Miami...

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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I took my children this past week to the Miami Science Museum and we had a wonderful time! All of the museum's exhibits are new and highly interactive. My kids especially loved the Wildlife Center, the Energy Dancefloor and The Sealab. The Sealab was actually the highlight of our visit. We had a great time interacting with the stingrays in... More 

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miami
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011 via mobile

First Friday of every month, the museum hosts a laser show in the planetarium. The laser show plays to music such as Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, The Doors...etc. It's a great fun time to watch a laser show in the dark to great music.

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San Diego, California
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011 via mobile

I was really excited to go visit the museum, but as soon as you walk in you realize this is for kids...boring kids if that. I fell asleep in the planetarium holding a redbull in my hand, need I say more?

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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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