Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

3.5
#7 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Miami
Located in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a world-class science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Visitors can hurtle through space in a planetarium equipped with a 3-D 8K visual system—one of only thirteen like it in the world, come face to face with sharks in our three-level aquarium and experience the marvels of science all on one dynamic campus. The facility also features the Knight Learning Center, the Food@Science cafe, Baptist Health South Florida Gallery and permanent interactive exhibitions: Feathers to the Stars and River of Grass.

Frost Science is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the City of Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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  • Had a good time at all the exhibits but food court was a disappointment otherwise I would of given a 5 star  more »
  • I think this museum is especially aimed at children, specifically the MeLab section, so its very interactive, but also almost everything is broken (understandable (?)). I think its a bit overpriced co...  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed this place very much since we science "geeks". We spent about 3.5 hours walking all 6 floors. The planetarium has 3 different shows from which you can choose 1 and schedule a ...  more »
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  • Amazing place to go with kids. There are lots of fun activities. There is ample parking. It is also semi connected to the Perez Art Museum which happens to be a nice place to have lunch. The views are magnificent! Kids and adults will enjoy it immensely. There is a kids water play area so bring extra clothes just in case. We really enjoyed it.
  • I took my four year old son, and we really enjoyed our time. The planetarium show was incredible! My son loved the aquarium with the hammer head sharks, stingrays and other fish, the topography sensory station, the touch pool, and fossils. He was a little young for some of what was offered, but I would definitely go again. Also great cafe and coffee shop. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful.
  • This place has the potential to become a great museum but it is still lacking a lot in its exhibits.... the aquarium is outstanding and so is the planetarium, its it's a bit pricey ,I spent 80 bucks on the entrances alone( 2 adults 1 child) .Thank god We got here on our bikes ,parking is 8 dollars the first hour and then 4 bucks every additional hour, we stayed here from 1pm to 6 pm ,that would of been an extra 28 bucks if we would of gotten there in our car
  • This place is amazing. I was dubious as a lot of the reviews said it was just tablets and exhibits. Our toddler loved this place, and we saw older kids thoroughly enjoying themselves.It was a cool retreat from the Miami sun and we easily could've stayed all day. They kindly stored our carseat for us as we came in a taxi. Huge amount to see and do. There's a dedicated toddler area with interactive Everglades display. A big aquarium section with sharks and a tank where you can pet sting rays. An aviary. Snakes, crocodiles, dinosaurs, helicopters, airplanes, planetarium shows, a whole room to do with the human body. There's music and an interactive light floor that all the kids spent ages running and dancing on. Lots of clean bathrooms and water fountains, helpful and friendly staff. Plus you get a phenomenal view across the city from the roof terrace.
  • The museum is a bit pricey for what you get. entrance only includes one planetarium show. The exhibits were very interactive and fun but the building itself is a bit hard to navigate. While the exhibits are enjoyable for any age there were large groups of kiddos in most areas. Overall a fun day just give yourself plenty of time to see it all.
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