Frost Museum of Science - Miami

By Katrina - April 17, 2018

Visiting Miami in the near future on a family trip? Bring the family to the Frost Museum of Science in the heart of downtown Miami. Make sure you plan to spend a while here at this museum as it houses many beautiful exhibits for children to enjoy and interact with. My son was particularly fascinated by the huge tanks that hold sharks, rays, and fish along with the local florida animal habitats that are on the top floor of the building.

Along with the purchase of your ticket, which will cost you around $30 per person, you will be able to enter the beautiful state of the art planetarium and enjoy an "in your face" 3d movie adventure! When my family visited we watched a film about asteroids and how scientists have aspirations to explore and mine these asteroids for fuel to create unlimited sources of energy to advance space travel. Super cool stuff!

The museum has exhibits that explore the inner workings of the human body, the evolution of the human brain, and even a room dedicated to how flight has evolved from watching the birds in awe of their "gifts", to creating winged feats of engineering that have taken us around the world and beyond.

Science literacy is important to me, and it's something that I want my son to have a passion for as well. In a world where there is intended deceit, fabrication, photoshop, YouTube conspiracies, accidental error, emotionally driven information, and obvious intellectual mediocrity, I want my son to develop a passion for questioning everything and having courage in his intelligence. Even Galileo was punished by law for stating that the Heliocentric theory of Copernicus was correct. Back then there was conventional belief that everything in the universe orbited around the Earth, Copernicus proposed that the sun was the central focus of the solar system. Galileo was sentenced to prison for life for agreeing with this theory. Thankfully, we are now in a time and age where in "most" civilized societies, it is not as dangerous to question convention - so why not do so more often! No matter how right you think you are, it's important to question the opinions, theories, and ulterior motives of those that influence your own opinion and always remember that wanting something to be true is not enough evidence to prove it.

Beautiful aquariums

The museum features gorgeous aquariums as well as a 500,000 gallon tank that houses hammerhead sharks, stingrays, and manta rays. The beautiful tank can be viewed from many various floor levels. You get carried from the surface to the depths of South Florida's crucial aquatic ecosystem. On display are gorgeous creatures from all layers of our oceans from surface dwellers, to the bioluminescent wonders of the deep.

On the top floor, "The Vista", your child will learn all about sting rays and be able to gently touch them in the touch tank.

Where will your science adventure take you?


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  1. I have never been to miami. thanks for telling me about this museum. id love to take my kids.