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Miami Sights

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

  • 3280 S. Miami Ave. Map It
  • Coconut Grove
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Updated 05/07/2015

Fodor's Review

In summer 2016 the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will relocate to its much larger (250,000-square-foot), hyper-modern, $300-million new home in downtown's Museum Park. Until then, the old incarnation of the museum remains in Coconut Grove, chock-full of hands-on sound, gravity, and electricity displays for children and adults alike. For animal lovers, its wildlife center houses native Florida snakes, turtles, tortoises, and birds of prey. Check the museum's schedule for traveling exhibits that appear throughout the year. If you're here the first Friday of the month—called Fabulous First Fridays—stick around for the free star show at 7 pm and then gaze at the planets through two powerful Meade telescopes at the Weintraub Observatory. Also enjoy a laser-light rock-and-roll show nightly at 8, 9, 10, or 11 to the tunes of the Doors, Bob Marley, the Beatles, or Pink Floyd, to name a few.

Sight Information

Address:

3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, Florida, 33129, United States

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Phone:

305-646–4200

Website: www.miamisci.org

Sight Details:

  • $14.95
  • Museum daily 10–6; planetarium varies

Updated 05/07/2015

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