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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Museum of Science winding down its Grove stay

The new museum.
In celebration of Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s legacy and exciting future, the museum will host a variety of special events and programming to thank museum members and patrons, and increase awareness and enthusiasm for the new Frost Science Museum. The South Miami Avenue location closes its doors on August 30. They will be moving downtown to their new location after that.

The museum, which opened in 1960 on three acres of the historic Vizcaya complex, has served as a destination over several generations. It has evolved through the years, becoming a place where South Floridians have discovered a love for science and technology and where memories have been created.

You may remember the Space Transit Planetarium; Jack Horkheimer’s “Star Gazers,” a weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy; the Sloth welcoming visitors on their journey down US 1; and the iconic Pan Am globe in the lobby. 

You will have a number of special occasions to visit the museum before it closes:

Friday, August 7, 8 pm to 1 am - Fabulous First Friday laser shows at the museum’s Planetarium will be extended to a second night of laser magic and music on the following night. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children for each show.

Sunday, August 23, 9 to 10 am - For museum members, an exclusive hour of entertainment called “Member Mornings” prior to the museum opening at 10, with a light breakfast served

Saturday, August 29, 10 am to 6 pm - Admission will be free for children 12 and under with a paid adult admission ($14.95), with special programming and activities, including Science Art Cinema at 7 pm. (tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door).

Sunday, August 30, 10 am to 10 pm - Free admission for kids with paid adult ($14.95).

The Museum is at 3280 S. Miami Avenue. For info: 305-646-4200.

In 2016, the Museum will continue to inspire visitors in a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects currently under construction at Museum Park, in the heart of downtown Miami. The Museum will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream aquarium experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility will also feature a state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Cafe, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits: Feathers to the Stars and The River of Grass. 

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Julie said...

Do we know what will be on this space when the museum closes?

August 04, 2015 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Allen Pertuz said...

That's a good question!

August 05, 2015 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Miami Science Museum or whatever it is now calling itself needs to raise $150 Million from private donors fast. MiaSci loses $4.5 Mil per year now and it will lose $15 mil to $20 mil per year at its new larger building. You can thank Marc Sarnoff for this disaster.

August 06, 2015 11:04 AM  

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