Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Downtown Miami Area

The groundbreaking Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science opened on May 8, 2017 in Downtown Miami's Museum Park. One of the only institutions worldwide boasting both a state-of-the-art planetarium and cutting edge aquarium, the 250,000 square-foot facility sits on four acres of land overlooking Biscayne Bay surrounded by Downtown Miami's dazzling skyline.

The museum's thought-provoking exhibitions span six levels inside a North and West Wing with rooftop observation decks housing both a telescope for stargazing and an urban garden. The museum's permanent exhibitions are dedicated to South Florida's biodiversity, the physics of light, aviation, the human mind and body and more.

Named for the swift-moving global current found just off Miami's coast, the 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium can be experienced at three levels representing the ocean's depths. At the surface, visitors can peer inside the open water tank as pelagic fish like sharks and stingrays glide by. Here, you can also explore exhibitions dedicated to South Florida's diverse aquatic ecosystems, including the coral reef, mangroves and sandy beaches.

As visitors descend to the second and ground floor, they plunge into the ocean's subaquatic depths, viewing aquariums dedicated to tropical fish and coral, finally reaching the 30-foot wide oculus of the Gulf Stream Aquarium in order to peer up at the giant fish swimming overhead.

The Frost Planetarium, with its 8K visual system displaying 16 million colors through 3-D capable projectors, is one of the most powerful and high-definition on the planet. The 250-seat auditorium is tilted at an angle to allow for a near-360 degree experience as visitors journey to a galaxy far far away or take a deep dive under the sea.

Frost Science offers an interactive educational experience engaging learners of all ages in discovery of the fascinating natural world we live in.


  • First Friday at Frost Science

    Jun 02 - Dec 01, 2017

    Laser shows are back at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! On the first Friday of every month, starting Friday, June 2, guests are invited to explore the museum after hours and take...More Details

  • LATE at Frost Science

    Jul 12 - Dec 13, 2017

    LATE at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science takes a deeper look at the scientific wonders of the museum's special exhibitions the second Wednesday of every month.    More Details

  • Big Bang 2018: Sonic Odyssey

    Jan 20 | 8:00PM - 12:00AM

    Hosted by our Young Patrons, the Big Bang is one of the museum’s most highly anticipated annual fundraisers. This year, our nightlife-inspired celebration invites you to explore the museum after-h...More Details

  • Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

    Oct 28 - Mar 31, 2018

    The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will welcome Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants in October 2017 to the museum's West Wing. This traveling exhibition invites guests t...More Details

  • Brain: The Inside Story

    Oct 01 - Apr 30, 2018

    The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will welcome Brain: The Inside Story in October 2017 to the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery. This traveling exhibition will explore how thi...More Details


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Miami, FL 33132
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