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August 20, 2019 | Tuesday
Frost Museum of Science, Aquarium & Planetarium
For a really “cool” summer treat join us at the Philip & Patricia Frost Museum in Miami
Wowing audiences since 1949 with science exhibits and a planetarium, the Miami Science Museum relocated to a new $300 million facility in 2017 to Museum Park in downtown Miami with the support of the Frosts.
The museum's standout feature is the new three-level aquarium that has a 31-foot-wide clear oculus at the bottom giving visitors a sea-bottom view of sharks and South Florida reef fish. The half-million-gallon fish tank teems with sea life. Museum-goers can learn through viewing the live colonies of jellyfish and living coral collections, free-flight bird aviaries, and experience interactive dance floors. Other exhibits include the story of flight, the ecology of the Everglades, and a laser show that teaches the physics of light.
Among the facility's main attractions is a new 250-seat planetarium that takes visitors into outer space and beneath the ocean via 3-D projection and a surround-sound system that exists in only 12 other such facilities around the world. Familiar pieces of the museum’s longstanding collection are in its new home, including a nearly 13-foot-long, 55-million-year-old fossilized fish, a xiphactinus, which has been restored by paleontologists.