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Maurice A. Ferré Park (formerly Museum Park) is a 30-acre (0.12 km2) public, urban park in downtown Miami, Florida. The park opened in 1976 as Bicentennial Park on the site of several slips served by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. For some time It was named "Bicentennial Park" to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States in that same year. Today, Museum Park is maintained by the Bayfront Park Management Trust. The park is bordered on the north by I-395, Metromover, and the former Miami Herald headquarters, on the south by the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace, on the west by Biscayne Boulevard and on the east by Biscayne Bay.
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This is a five star facility with three and half to four star effort when it comes to exhibition. Some of them are amazing and thorough, others are a little sparse. That being said, the museum is worth a trip and a membership. There are many beautiful experiences to be had with kids and a lot of good information on wildlife, ourselves, the stars, ecosystem, robotics, etc. The planetarium is a must-go. Service is great and super helpful. Food options for kids adults vegetarians vegans etc. I have been here many times and find each trip enjoyable. I would suggest the museum's fixed exhibitions go deeper and litter the facts deep into each display. :)
A great place to spend some family time! The Frost Museum is big, interesting and full of entertainment. Between dome shows, the incredible aquarium and all the learning centers, you and your kid will have a great time. You can caress the manta rays, play and learn, see incredible birds up close, learn about our world and it’s wonders. The service and attention are great and combining all together is really a great experience!
I loved it. Easy to get there on metro mover and not spend a dime with parking, It's a place most for kids but adults can enjoy it too. Lots of educational content about Florida's life, you can learn a bit of everything. They also have different & interesting exhibits about the human body and sea life. The planetarium show is awesome but can make one a bit dizzy. My favorite area is easily the rooftop, what a view of Miami! Overall, I will be visiting at least once a month while my membership lasts
We traveled seven months last year with our ASTC reciprocal membership and we were happy with this museum. Ecology is a science which is often overlooked by science museums. We were able to visit and learn about the Everglades, estuaries and ocean habitats around the Miami area. The museum looks like it has space to grow. I think they do a great job focusing on kids and families but I feel they could focus more on young adults when adding future content and exhibits.
The museum left me starving for real science. Since the closing of the old science museum, I was so eager to explore the new one -especially knowing how many additional millions the Frost's so graciously put forth to ensure its completion. I anticipated only greatness given the amount of time and resources necessitated. To my grave disappointment, the exhibits are questionably vast and bare and they don't inspire the least bit of critical thinking. There was something troubling about the lack of representation of crucial present-day science topics. Nothing about evolution, nothing about our climate. Regardless of beliefs, it's science's place to present factual data and evidence. One of the weirdest things was the absence of labeling. There is 'piece' in particular, a beautiful jellyfish tank that had not a single placard on it, not even to identify the species of the jellyfish. For those who have gone or plan to go, they are commonly known as Moon Jellyfish, and the engineering behind a jellyfish fish tank is very cool considering jellyfish require a constant current and water flow to keep them suspended and allow their tentacles to flow and capture food. I'm not saying shouldn't go, you should see it for yourself. But my experience was truly disheartening.
It's a nice clean building with a great view of the city and dozens of interesting exhibits for children. Key word here is children so if you got em then I'd say it is a 5/5. For adults though it leaves alot to be desired. $20 parking on top of the ticket fare. I don't mind the money but I could honestly go through the whole building in less than 30 min. I found it mildly interesting but it's a one time thing and definitely find other things to do around the area
Eh.... I come from a city that has a memorable and very interactive science museum. This seems forced. I actually liked the old museum in Coral Gables better. There were tons of things to touch. Here, there's too much to read. Stinks for younger kids who are only doing sight words. Nice but not in love.
Went with my daughter's school for a field trip and all the children loved it. The stingray petting area was a highlight for them. They also loved trying to make and fly there own airplanes out of paper. We had to eat lunch outside on benches with no table tops making it a bit hard for some kids to eat lunch this is why I have it 4 stars. I feel they should invest in this especially with the amount of field trips that they receive from schools.
Don't waste your money... we arrived around 2pm to the museum and the exhibits are meh... I've been in 10 time better museums and bigger for far less money. They did have a pretty cool exhibit with aviation and the planetarium was cool with 8k. So not all is bad just not worth what you pay.
This place is amazing. It's beautifully designed. I could have spent all day looking at the aquariums and watching the fish swim around. My toddler could have spent all day in the shark simulator. The exhibits were well thought out. There was lots of outdoor seating for us to enjoy our lunch too.
We really enjoyed this museum. It has a different feel from most science museums. We are a nature loving family so Frost was a huge hit with our kids. Feeling tanks with urchins, star fish, and sting rays, microscopes for viewing specimens, interactive exhibits, and amazing aquariums. I like that it’s spacious and not cluttered. Our kids (even the tree year old) were really connecting with the exhibits. The iPads by the aquariums were such a great way to identify the fish and learn about them! 🐠🐟🐙🐡 If your local, an annual pass makes it better - you don’t feel rushed and it’s the kid of place you can just hang out. We think it’s a cool museum. 🦎
Compared to the old Frost Science Museum, wow! Has a lot of things to check out. The cafe food was also portioned quite well! I expected it to be served very little food but it was the contrary! Planetarium was great too! Just make sure to sit higher up to have a better view! The aquarium was spectacular too! Great Instagram shot worthy!
What a rip off! I have been to many museums, and many science museums. This is the worst of them all. First of all, it was mostly about the Everglades which means this should have been called an aquarium. Second, it was all reading and not interactive. Third, I expected air conditioning and while the design was nice, I was hot and kept getting rained on when I tried to get close to certain exhibits. The exhibits were very sparse. The views were nice but I didn’t need to pay these prices to see them. Don’t waste your time.
The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has become a favorite place for us to visit. The Museum of Science strives to share the power of science, delighting audiences with special exhibits, the Brain for example became a favorite of ours as we studied the powerful gift each human possesses, billion neuron connections that have achieved the transformation of Planet Earth into s wonder of history and art. Located in Downtown Miami, the Museum is divided into 4 buildings, the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium and North and West Wings. We have the opportunity to learn about the living and solar system, the universe as we travel through the videos offered at the Planetarium, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind... and so much more... We have explored all that it offers several times, we are annual members and are allowed to take a guest with us, which has afforded us the opportunity to take relatives, kids and visitors to South Florida, making sure everyone becomes familiar with this great addition to what South Florida offers. Frost Science is dedicated to education, offering summer camp so children find fun / educational activities for summer vacation. The mission of the Frost Science is to inspire and connect people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy science and technology, creating a better understanding of ourselves and our world and they exceed on expectations. Without a doubt, don't miss visiting the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science!!!
The museum was nice to visit once as an adult, but my five year old loved it! There is a large room of things to touch and see (geared towards kids), which she enjoyed the most. The area to touch starfish and urchins was a hit, as well as the science/space movie under the big dome. The temporary exhibit, "Poison" was a highlight for me- informative, enjoyable and gorgeous. There is no denying that the space is beautiful with nice photo spots, but the price to me does outweigh the value- $40(something) for an adult and child WITH the Miami resident discount, on top of $20 for parking (approximately four hours).
This museum was so much fun. The kids loved the museum and so did the adults. It is sort of a hybrid science museum and aquarium. Their exhibits are really informative and fun. It is a lot of walking but worth it. The restaurant is pricey and ok. The small food cart is more reasonable. The movie was really well done. We enjoyed it and the kids wanted to go back the next day.
A little bit smaller than expected. They also are definitely not pet friendly even though we had documentation of my sister's service dog so we ended up walking to a near daycare (for animals) to leave her dog there for a few hours while we visited the place. The best part was definitely the aquarium where you can pet the stingray and one floor down you can lean and watch the sharks.
So, this museum is very nice Worth $118 for two adults and two children is debatable. I thought the museum was well thought out, planned out and pedestrian friendly. My children, 7 and 10, thoroughly enjoyed the day. And, that's what it took; the better part of the day to see it all. Staff was polite and helpful in every way.
This place totally rocks! They offer so much to see, explore, and learn about without leaving any age group out. I would estimate about four hours to see most of it, more if you want to read every placard, even more if you want to go to their theater for the show that's included in your ticket. Their food court includes Starbucks items on the quick grab side, and tasty meals on the sit-down cafe side. Top floor down was suggested and I agree it was a good flow. Can't wait for my next trip here so I can see even more!
The incredible staff that works here is as much worth the value of the admission ticket as the attractions and exhibits were themselves. We didn't find one person who worked there, no matter what their job function, that wasn't courteous and helpful. The exhibits are amazing and so informative; it's incredible that they have some of the exotic plants and creatures they have there. Miami is lucky to have such a fine science museum, and we should be proud. Go see it! Now!
A true treasure. I always take guest visiting. The exhibits are not always to my "taste" but the works are fantastic!! The building itself is truly a piece of art as well. Take the time to sit on the bay side and just relax, enjoy the cafe or just the gardens. Absolutely a gem for Miami!!