Geekin’ Out at The Frost Science Museum

Frost Science Museum

I have to admit, I am a sucker for science. So, when I heard that Miami was getting it’s very own state-of-the-art Science Museum, I peed myself a little with excitement. Geekin’ to the max at the thought of a place where I can let my imagination run wild.

Ok ya’ll, time to bust out the lab coats and Science goggles, I am taking you on a very pawsome tour of the newly opened Frost Science Museum.

The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Located right next to the Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami,  the Frost Science museum is a 250,000-square-foot space made up of 4 very amazing buildings; each one cooler than the next.

There is the Aquarium, filled with sharks, stingrays, jelly fish and everything in between. I didn’t find the Little Mermaid during my visit so I totally need to go back and see if I find her then.

The North and West Wings of the museum house some very interesting exhibits like Feathers to the Stars, where you can follow the story of flight—from feathered dinosaurs, to the future space travel. Be weary of the feathered T-rex imposter though. I almost shat myself when I saw him. So lifelike.

And then, of course, there is the Planetarium. A 250-seat dome, one of the most advanced spaces like it in the U.S., that takes you on a visual joyride through space. Totally out-of-this-world!!

My Visit to the Frost Museum

At the Frost Museum you can pretend you are a true Einstein and investigate life’s mysteries while exploring the process of science and innovation. How cool is that?!?! I told you, I’m a low-key science geek!

Check out my visit:

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Isn’t she lovely? The whole museum is built with an open-space concept. There is even a giant atrium that allows the lovely Miami sun to shine through the building all day long.
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At the top of the giant atrium, in the Vista Level of the museum, you will find a true tropical oasis. Behind me and the human is an amazing patch of green known as the Mangrove Forest. Here you will find red and black mangroves as well as herons and even an American crocodile!
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You NEVER mess with safety. That is why safety goggles are a must when you are a VIP museum visitor! Keep your hands and feet in the car, shits about to get real!

The Aquarium

A masterpiece of living science, the three-level Aquarium at Frost Museum carries you from the ocean surface to the depths of South Florida’s crucial aquatic ecosystems and beyond.

The First Level, The Vista

On the fourth floor of the museum is where you first get a glimpse of the impressive 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium. That’s right, 500K of water!

Talk about a GIANT home for coral reefs, mahi-mahi, sting rays and even sharks.

That’s right people…. S-H-A-R-K-S.

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Human, what in Gods creation are these birds doing in the water? They are flying in the water!!!! LET ME AT EM!!!!
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Hey, sting ray dude. You are lucky you are on the other side of this here glass!

The Second Level, The Dive

Take an elevator a floor down from the Vista and you reach a place known as The Dive. Here, you get to experience the underwater world where colorful damselfish dart through corals, and bait and predators move through mangrove forest shadows.

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You mean to tell me that this is not a TV?? This is real life? I have never seen so many FISH before. Give me a scuba tank, I want in!
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These animals are so lucky. They get to swim all day and night. I sure wish I was a fish; no cares in the world.
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Whats this giant blue hole, human? Where are all the fishies?
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Wait. Why did the lights turn off??? What is going on???
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Wh…wh…what is behind me, human?? WHAT IS BEHIND MEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, fine….Maybe the fishes don’t lead such a relaxing and carefree life after all. SHARKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!

The Last Level, The Deep

Head down one more level from the Dive and there you can experience what life is like in the mysterious depths of the Gulf Stream.

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Under the sea…..under the sea…Darling its better down where its wetter, take it from me!!
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At the end of the Aquarium journey, you will find a 31-foot oculus lens that lets you peer into the deep ends of the Aquarium. Check it out behind me, you can even see one of the giant sting rays swimming overhead 🙂
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A little Behind-the-Scenes footage: Check out my pawblicist hard at work taking my model pictures at the Museum.

I hope you all enjoyed the tour of the Frost Science Museum as much as I did.
Trust the Ham and go visit ASAP. You will not regret it.

I had such a good time, I even made the humans get me an annual pass so I can go anytime I want and Geek out as often as my little heart desires.

More Behind The Scenes

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A pretty common sighting when I hit the town. Yes, that is my human, on the floor, taking my picture. That’s how she gets the best angles 🙂
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The Frost Museum is pawfect for the kiddies. Just look at this field trip of kiddies I ran into during my visit. They totally loved me.
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Another cool find at the Frost Museum? The luminous dance floor! At the “MeLaß” exhibit, visitors can walk (or dance) on this light-up floor and with every step, the floor changes to all sorts of colors. Feelin’ like a mini John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

 MORE 411

The Frost Museum is not open to pets unless, of course, they are Service Animals.

Make sure you visit their website to get more information such as hours, directions and of course, a calendar of their special events.

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