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“Small Museum” 5 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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Owner description: The current location of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is closed and will re-open at its new location in downtown Miami's Museum Park in summer 2016. The museum will continue to activate in and around South Florida via its "Out & About with Frost Science" outreach program, bringing educational science experiences to the community. The new Frost Science will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream Aquarium experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility will also feature the state-of-the-art, full-dome Frost Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Cafe, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Miami, Florida
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“Small Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

IIt was our first time in a museum in Miami. My children and I have fun. It was a little disappointing that such a big city has such small Science museum and planetarium.

Visited October 2012
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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 It definitely outdated (I heard they are building another one, actually) but it has a lot of interesting things to see!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 via mobile

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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Clearwater, 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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