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“Glad we didn't pay” 3 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 #46 of 122 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.
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“Glad we didn't pay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Ok, the facility isn't new. But more important it isn't exciting either. The films of Hurricane Andrew's devastation are good, but we really don't learn too much about hurricanes in general. Same with the nano particle exhibit. I left really confused. The exhibit with the fish tanks and growing corals are the best part. Hopefully the new museum will be better planned and executed.

Visited April 2013
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“Won't go back”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Even if it's free.

Outdated, broken down, rude employees. We went on a free day & it still wasn't worth it. Go to Ft. Lauderdale Museum of of Discovery & Science, or to a regular playground instead.

Visited March 2013
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“Not really worth going”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

If you have nothing else to do fine, if not wait til the new science museum opens in 2015!!! Its very old and not updated. Not very impressive. At the end outside they have old, tied up birds in cages.

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“always fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Any time you go there you will have fun. interesting exhibits. children learn a lot not even knowing they are learning. could spend a good part of your day there with the kidsand not get bored

Visited April 2012
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“Museum is smaller than it looks, but that's kind of nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Visited the museum with my teenage son, not sure if there would be enough here to hold his interest, or whether it would be geared to a younger audience. We were both impressed with the exhibits! If your children enjoy hands-on learning, this is a great place to encourage that. In the hurricane Andrew exhibit hall, your kids can build a house and then see how it stands up to hurricane force winds to discover the best ways to keep a house/roof together during a big storm. There is a dance floor that lights up that allows you to learn about energy as you dance. There is an amazing wildlife area outside that I was surprised to see and thoroughly enjoyed. There were alligators, crocodiles, a bald eagle (sooo gorgeous!), golden eagle, birds of prey, turtles/tortoises, and even vultures! They have lego stations too if your children enjoy building. It's just a gem of a museum, and if you get a chance and are in the area, it's a nice way to spend some time with your kids. :)

Visited January 2013
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