Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

South Miami Avenue location closes its doors on August 30

Say “goodbye” to the South Miami Avenue location for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science during the month of August. The museum will officially close its doors at 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, and reopen in its new $300 million state-of-the-art facility in Museum Park in the summer of 2016.

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 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:
Sunday, August 2
1 to 3 p.m.
The final Scientist Sunday featuring local scientists who share their research (Admission is free for members and children under 3; $10.95 for students, seniors 62 and over and children 3 to 12; and $14.95 for adults. Parking is free.
Friday, August 7
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 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, Saturday, August 8, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children for each show.
Sunday, August 23
9 to 10 a.m. 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 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 p.m. (tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door).
Sunday, August 30
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission for kids with paid adult ($14.95).

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has made a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. 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. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Learn more at or call (305) 646-4200.

The existing Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

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