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“Worth Every Penny”

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Ranked #58 of 367 things to do in Miami
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in Downtown Miami's Museum Park, Frost 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 and come face to face with sharks in our 3-level aquarium.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Frost Science Museum is a gorgeous facility that makes it easy to engage in science. There are several exhibits (seasonal and what i believe are permanent) and a space specifically designed for young children. A ticket to one of three planetarium shows is included in the $29 admission. The exhibits are interactive and appear to be well cared for, as I did not see a single 'out of order' sign anywhere.

The Museum is also home to several aquatic animal exhibits, venomous snakes, and a few waterfowl. There were a variety if reef fish, corals, octopus, jellies, juvenile sharks, and rays in addition to many others.

Six floors may seem intimidating when you plan a day, but I was able to do pretty much everything (including a 30 minute planetarium show and eat lunch) in about three hours. I particularly liked that there was a mix of indoor and outdoor things to visit.

The Museum has a free app that you can also download to enhance your visit. I did not use it, so I cannot provide feedback on it. There is a gift store, a coffee shop, a cafe, and a food truck (reasonable prices). I was also surprised at how accessible the staff were for questions.

My only complaint is that parking garage is rather expensive when you add it on top of the admission. It's $8 for the first hour and $4 per hour after that. However, I am not sure that you could really find anything mich cheaper seeing as the facility is in Miami. Regardless, I do not regret parking there because of the convenience and my lack of familiarity with the area.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I took my mother to the museum and she really liked it. The planetarium exhibition is super cool, the movie is very informative. They have a beautiful Owl and manglar animals. The aquarium is pretty cool too. There’s an amazing view from the rooftop. The have a big area for kids also with instructive games. My only problem was the price, it’s way too expensive and you have to pay for parking too.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I took my ten year old son this morning. It was NOT crowded which for allowed easy access to all the exhibits and rooms. The weather was perfectly cool and breezy. The views of the port and downtown are impressive. There are parts of the museum that are out of doors, it would be HOT in the heat of the summer to see those parts. The design lab was fun for my son as he was able to build some fun stuff and take part in their challenges. The oculus lens on the bottom of the shark tank was amazing. The actually architecture of the museum is beautiful and thoughtful. The cafe was tasty. The price of admission is a little pricey but the parking fees are EXCESSIVE. I paid $24 for parking on top of tickets and lunch. Not exactly sure how most families will justify a day at the museum if the cost is that much.

Thank Lbhendry
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We have been members at the frost museum for almost a year, and made 3 visits an hour and a half at least with traffic from Delray Beach, fl. There is plenty to do with children of all ages we have gone with kids ranging in age from 6-13 and they all find something new and fun every time! The fish tanks are so unique, you can see the same tanks on two and three levels. They have filled the tank with the young hammerhead up with mahi, small manta rays and other fish. They also have a Ray touch tank which my 7 year old loves! Nice way to spend a day overlooking the Miami waterway and learning!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Entrance fees pretty sporty, even for children. There's an area for young kids with a water table and the grassland area was great. Some exhibits like the feathers and brain are not for young kids. So, pretty expensive to play with water most of the time...but we did have fun. There are field trips in the morning that got pretty rowdy and made lines at the cafe unbearably long.

Thank CJPress
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