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“Hm.. Expected more!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129
+1 305-646-4200
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Ranked #47 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
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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.
Zagreb, Croatia
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“Hm.. Expected more!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

It's not great, but it's not bad. It definitely outdated (I heard they are building another one, actually) but it has a lot of interesting things to see!

Visited January 2012
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Sunrise, Florida
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“great family place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

we went on Friday night's to enjoy the concert's with the lazer show's . for instance the last one we went to was the pink Floyd concert they had in the planetarium with laser's the concert series was wish you were here and animals

Visited December 2011
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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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“Way overpriced for what you get.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

There were a few interesting exhibits but not enough to warrant the price. The museum is quite aged. The live show was a snoozer. A large portion of the planetarium was closed off. I would advise skipping this place on your visit to Miami.

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Orlando, Florida
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“The worst science museum I have had the displeasure of visiting.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

So let me preface this review with the disclaimer that I didn't bring any kids with me whom I'm sure would have enjoyed it much more than me. But that's really the story with most science museums and their collection of hands-on exhibits so even acknowledging that, I have to admit that it's still a poor example of a large metropolitan science museum. The size of the museum is small and several exhibits were broken, filthy or just plain uninteresting compared to what I've seen at other examples. Even the planetarium was a huge disappointment and it's rare that I don't enjoy a visit to a planetarium. The planetarium was littered with stains and spills from previous visitors and the young presentor had an annoying and awkward narration. The only highlight of what became a very quick visit was that we were accidentally charged for only one admission instead of two adults and we still spent too much money! Miami needs to give its cultural institutions much more funding and importance. It's sad that a city with so much money seems to spend all of its wealth on condos, yachts and restaurants rather than important cultural and learning institutions.

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“Hmmm not much to do”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

While in Miami we decided to visit the museum on a rainy day and we didn't think we had much to lose since our home membership to our museum got us in for free. We were in and out within an hour and a half even with watching a show in the planetarium. It looks like the hurricane exhibit when it is finished will be good but my four year old quickly went through the whole museum with not much interest in most parts; we usually spend hours at these types of places. The touch tank was cool and seeing the reptiles and birds. The place was surprisingly busy with birthday parties, so maybe they put on a good show for those.

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