Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
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Science MuseumsAquariumsObservatories & Planetariums
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Ignite your curiosity and see your world differently at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science), Miami’s only planetarium, aquarium and science museum! Riveting live shows, animals, hands-on interactives and cutting-edge technology are all part of the adventure ahead. Descend the thrilling depths of the museum’s three-level Aquarium, where you’ll touch a stingray, come face-to-face with hammerhead sharks and more. Hurtle through space, slide down a double helix or climb aboard an asteroid—it’s all in a day’s work inside the Frost Planetarium. An architectural marvel in the heart of Downtown Miami’s waterfront Maurice A. Ferré Park, Frost Science is a museum for all ages and interests.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Eva80
    United States47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Triple combo museum
    Loved the place because with only one entrance ticket you will have a beautiful science museum, aquarium and planetarium. Plus delicious restaurant with ocean view and a big park facing downtown Miami. Highly recommended!!
    Hi, thank you for visiting! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed everything the museum has to offer. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written July 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • TYsadventures
    Brooklyn, New York868 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting!
    I really enjoyed several exhibits and the layout of the museum itself. TOO MANY children running around unttended not caring about running in front of wheelchair. The Mummies Exhit was really fascinating. The three fish and deep sea exhibits were not enjoyable from a wheelchair, children everywhere! Spacious museum, parents should acknowledge some exhibits are not for small children and crying, shouting, screaming chdren can ruin experience for everyone, especially at $30 a head. I just scanned the fish and sharks because they were the most interesting to the throngs of children and campers on the loose. Overall, I had a great time and really loved the mummy exhibit!
    Hello, thank you for visiting! We are glad you enjoyed the museum and hope to see you again soon.
    Written July 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Victoria
    Orlando, Florida101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip!
    We decided to head here when the weather took a turn and it was so good! Great for all ages. We enjoyed the variety between a historical museum, science museum, planetarium and aquarium! We spent around 3 hours there which we felt was enough but if you had young kids I imagine you’d be a lot longer.
    Hello Victoria, thank you for visiting. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!
    Written July 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • FlavioAmbrosio
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience to children
    I visited the Frost Museum of Science with my family and we had a blast! The museum is very spacious and has a lot of interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages. We especially enjoyed the aquarium, where we saw sharks, rays, and colorful fish. The planetarium show was also amazing, with stunning visuals and sound effects. The museum has a convenient parking garage and a nice cafe. It is a great place to spend some hours and learn about science in a fun way. Highly recommended!
    Hello Flavio, thank you for visiting us with your family. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience so much and hope to see you and your family again soon.
    Written August 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Nektarios32
    Chios, Greece53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice place to visit with the kids close to the cruise terminal
    I visit the museum on April with my wife and son. The museum is very close to the cruise terminal we visit the dinosaur theme where we see many full size dinosaur. We went to the space theme and view the movie in the cinema which is a mast see experience.( You will be probably get dizzie. It is not for recommended for below 4 years old child.) We visit the flying theme where we see from flying dinosaur to space ship and the aquarium theme where we visit the outside aquarium located on the top of the building and my son was able to touch a live stingray. The restaurant was very average. You will need nore than 3 hours in order not to be rushed. The day we visit there where many schools so if you have a change to visit a weekend it would be better.
    Hello, thank you for visiting us with your family. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Miami!
    Written October 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • TravelingOYEster
    Palm Beach, Florida384 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely expensive
    We had an OK time. I think the challenge was how crowded it was so we had a tough time seeing / touching / experiencing all the place had to offer (and my kiddo is terribly shy and needs his space). For $65+ for entrance fee for 1 adult and 1 child + $18 parking + $28 for a hot dog and sandwich (I skipped the $6 bottled iced tea) - this was too much $ for 1.5 hours (including the 20 min wait to get the hot dog). Maybe we will try again when it isn’t ‘peak’ time. Sadly, disappointed.
    Hello, we are sorry to hear you found the museum to be too busy to experience everything we had to offer. Usually, we suggest to guests that they allot at least 3 hours when planning their visit to fully explore the museum, especially as the holiday season is one of our busiest times. We do hope that you and your young scientist give the museum another chance soon.
    Written January 4, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Bamabelle2023
    Washington DC, District of Columbia124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome!! Loved it!!
    This was great! They had an aquarium that added an awesome aspect to it. There shark exhibit was really cool as well. Would recommend having a reservation for a show at the planetarium because it was pretty interesting. The parking is only 18 dollars but you have to get there early if you want to get a spot but this was on a really busy day so it might differ on a less busy day. Some of it is sort of outdoors so it might be really hot in the summer. Highly recommend a visit if you are in the area!
    Hello, thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, especially our Sharks exhibition! We hope to see you again soon.
    Written January 4, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 28, 2023
  • dragonflyfrisbee
    Duluth, Minnesota500 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for kids of all ages
    This was the perfect size museum for young kids. They were able to walk it no problem just needed a stroller at the end. The planetarium was fun and included in admission! We originally were going to the sea aquarium but hearing of its closure we chose this. The aquarium portion the kids lived. Lots of interactive exhibits the kids loved seeing like a hammerhead shark. The gift shop could be better that was our only disappointment. We found some great books but they were only in Spanish.
    Hello, thank you for visiting the museum with your family. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you all again soon.
    Written April 23, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 18, 2024
  • Lola K
    Miami, Florida5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the aquariums here
    An amazing experience at the frost museum. Loved the different levels of aquariums and the many different species of marine life they showcase. I definitely recommend the planetarium if you are going to be visiting this place
    Hello, thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again soon.
    Written June 3, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 30, 2024
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Sydney77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
It was a pretty packed day when we went as it was during the Christmas school vacation.

There is lots to see. My highlights were the aquarium and planetarium. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes. There are food options there if you get hungry and parking isn’t to far around the corner if you arrive at the museum the lot is full.
Written January 7, 2020
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W6753IWandrewm
Ulverstone, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Interesting and well-presented displays and interactive demonstrations, especially of machines and mechanisms, and good display about evolution of flight.

Excellent aquarium - you can view schools of fish, rays and sharks from below, and other fist, corals and jelly fish in special tanks.

Did not go with children but would think that 5-10 year olds would really enjoy it.
Written March 17, 2020
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Mark Cloherty
Miami, FL163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We had a great day at the Frost museum. Its much better with kids, our childen 3-8 years old had a blast. There really is lots for kids to do here, 6 floors, the aquarium is kind of small but was well laid out. Lots of cool exhibitions, you can spend a full day here. Loved the observation deck on the top floor as well. For parking, its $15 to use the museum parking lot all day, downtown Miami is very expensive for parking, so its a good deal allround. There is a metro station right next to the parking lot, so you really make a day of it in Miami if you wish to.
Written December 22, 2021
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Thank you for visiting!
Written January 5, 2022
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TravelingWithDogz
Baltimore, MD85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a nice place to visit and kill some time if it's a rainy day or you have kids. Having been to some amazing science centers in other places, we were underwhelmed and would not call it a "must-see" place. There were some interesting exhibits, but the whole place is spread out in an odd way that made it a little difficult to find all the areas on each floor. The planetarium show was interesting, and we enjoyed the aquarium exhibits.
Written January 30, 2020
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Austin
China46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We had a great time. The mirror maze was a lot of fun and the planetarium was mind blowing. There are 4 different shows in the planetarium and multiple showing of each. A lot of hands on activities as well. There was an electronic dance floor that lites up with a mega screen that you can see yourself on which our son really loved, especially when the dinosaurs walked past. The aquarium and sea life is a very large portion of the museum but no complaints there, it’s well kept and a great variety of sea life.
Written January 13, 2020
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Joy D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Lovely museum in excellent surroundings. The aquariums, particularly the Occulus, are truly spellbinding. Our only criticism is that some of the interactive items are not working and some of the items in the Everglades section had pieces missing and this is very early into the museum's life.

The shop is well stocked but the items are a little pricey.
Written February 13, 2022
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Oscar Byard
Miami, FL13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I went to this museum on a rainy day with my dad. The museum is definitely FOR CHILDREN under 10 years old. This should have been advertised more because it definitely diminished our experience. The different experiences are pretty cool and I bet a kid would love it.
I found a major problem with the cafe. Me and my dad waited 40 minutes for overpriced, cold, minimalistic food. There was nowhere to sit because of how busy it was and no-one wanted to help.

I would NOT recommend for adult only parties. Fun for kids I suppose. Do not go in the Cafe.
Written April 11, 2023
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Thank your for your visit! We aim to present our information for all ages and education levels as to provide a welcoming and educational experience for all visitors. We appreciate your feedback, and have shared it with our exhibition team. Thank you again for visiting, and we hope to welcome you and your dad again soon!
Written April 24, 2023
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Bamabelle2023
Washington DC, DC124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was great! They had an aquarium that added an awesome aspect to it. There shark exhibit was really cool as well. Would recommend having a reservation for a show at the planetarium because it was pretty interesting. The parking is only 18 dollars but you have to get there early if you want to get a spot but this was on a really busy day so it might differ on a less busy day. Some of it is sort of outdoors so it might be really hot in the summer. Highly recommend a visit if you are in the area!
Written December 28, 2023
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Hello, thank you for visiting the museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, especially our Sharks exhibition! We hope to see you again soon.
Written January 4, 2024
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travelpleasures
Rutherford, NJ88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Adults, 3yr old, and 9 year old all enjoyed spending 3 hours here, not even seeing the whole place! The indoor/outdoor layout of this museum is unique and wonderful! We didn’t feel like we were visiting a museum but rather having a natural science experience in Miami. 3 floors of aquarium were fabulous and the dinosaur section was interesting. Lots of things to do and see within each area. Kids will not get bored.
They have an attached indoor parking lot, but very small and expensive. We couldn’t get a spot there but found nearby street (metered) parking easily.
The 1 cafe has lots of food options and seating, but lines were u too long for us to try it (visited on a rainy day during spring break, so very crowded).
Written April 18, 2023
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Thank you for your visit! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Frost Science. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written April 24, 2023
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cmschw@comcast.net
Alexandria, VA4,454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Frost is a good destination that is accessible by the Mover transit system. The tanks are filled with a large variety of fish including hammerhead sharks, other sharks, and numerous tropical fish. The planetarium has scheduled large overhead screens. We saw as special named Journey to the Stars. It was informative and entertaining. Be aware that the entrance ticket plus the extra charge for planetarium costs $30-40 dollars. The restaurant is good.
Written March 16, 2020
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