The Frost Museum of Science is scheduled to open in downtown Miami to the public on May 8, with tickets already on sale on the highly anticipated museum’s website.
The 250,000-square-foot facility is located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard and will bring a planetarium, aquarium, and science museum to the evolving area of Museum Park, which houses the next-door Perez Art Museum and 30 acres of public park space along Biscayne Bay.
The museum, which faced several funding hurdles along the way, was designed by Grimshaw Architects and is comprised of four buildings and several exhibits, including the following:
- The Frost Planetarium - One of only 13 3-D 8K-projection planetariums in the world, housing 250 visitors inside a 67-foot dome
- Aquarium - Rising three stories, the aquarium features a 31-foot-wide oculus lens and viewing portal into the Gulf Stream Aquarium habitat
- North Wing and West Wing - The latter two wings allow visitors to absorb the science “behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more,” according to the press release
The museum will operate every day of the year, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tickets priced at $28 for adults, $20 for children aged three to 11, and free for children two and under.
Miami-Dade residents will receive 15 percent off at the museum’s ticket center.