RFP: Living Core Exhibit Fabrication

Posted on July 31st, 2015

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By: MiaSci

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is seeking to identify and select an exhibit fabricator capable of building, delivering and installing interpretive exhibits within the Living Core exhibition at the new (currently under construction) $300 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, to be located in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. This new highly sustainable facility will include a planetarium, aquarium, both indoor and outdoor flexible space for science exhibits as well as educational facilities.

The Museum is seeking an established fabrication firm or consortium of firms, who individually or collectively possess the shop capabilities, staffing, and overall experience of producing exhibit elements of this scale and complexity, and one that has the ability to work within an aggressive schedule. The selected exhibit fabricator will be required to work with the Museum’s consulting exhibit designers, as well as with the Museum’s in-house project team during the completion of design

To obtain a copy of the RFP, contact Julie Misiewicz at julie@lyonszaremba.com.

Please provide the name of your company, location, main point of contact and contact information with your request for the RFP.

RFP requests will be accepted until August 14, 2015.

All responses are due to by 2:00 pm EST on August 26th, 2015.

RFP: Science Stories Videos

Posted on July 6th, 2015

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By: MiaSci

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is seeking to identify and select a contractor to create a series of short videos featuring local scientists as part of the Museum’s Living Core aquarium  The Living Core is a three story aquarium based at the (currently under construction) $275 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, located in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. This new highly sustainable facility will include a planetarium, aquarium, both indoor and outdoor flexible space for science exhibits as well as educational facilities.

The Museum will appoint a film production outfit or individual that possesses the experience, skills, and knowledge to create short film pieces that will be featured in table top exhibits at the new building. Two 90 second videos per science theme will feature local scientists and the research they conduct on local marine resources. A total of up to five science themes featuring two 90 second videos will be produced. Under this RFP the contractor will create one set of two 90 second videos about coral reefs. Upon completion and approval by the museum of these two videos, the contractor will create videos for the remaining science themes (up to five total).

To obtain a copy of the RFQ, contact Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology at: fbretos@frostscience.org

Please provide the name of your company, location, main point of contact and contact information with your request for the RFP. A cost estimate for the production of all five videos is also required.

RFP requests will be accepted until July 24th, 2015 at 5:00pm, EST.

All responses are due by 5:00 pm EST on July 28th.

RFP: Living Core Digital Interactives

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is seeking to identify and select a partner to  provide turnkey services inclusive of media software design, production, equipment purchase, delivery and installation services associated with the digital interactive exhibits within the Living Core exhibition at the new (currently under construction) $300 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, to be located in Museum Park in Miami, Florida. This new highly sustainable facility will include a planetarium, aquarium, both indoor and outdoor flexible space for science exhibits as well as educational facilities.

The Museum is seeking a design firm, or consortium of firms, who individually or collectively possess the experience, skills, and knowledge to design the media components of the exhibition. The Museum intends to contract with a single entity, and encourages interested parties to assemble teams as needed. The selected design firm will be required to work with the Museum project team and the Museum’s appointed accessibility and exhibition evaluation consultant.

To obtain a copy of the RFP, contact Steve Lenox at steve@lyonszaremba.com

Please provide the name of your company, location, main point of contact and contact information with your request for the RFP.

RFP requests will be accepted until July 1, 2015.

All responses are due to by 2:00 pm EST on July 17th, 2015.

The 13th Annual Galaxy Gala and Big Bang After Party Raises Over $1 Million

Posted on May 12th, 2015

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Over 1,200 of South Florida’s ‘brightest stars’ gathered at the Hilton Miami Downtown on the evening of Saturday, April 18 to raise over $1 million at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala, themed “Aqua Lumière.” Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, slated to open in summer 2016. The new Museum will serve as the venue for future Galaxy Gala and Big Bang events.

Gala Philanthropic Chairs Dan & Trish Bell, and Phillip & Patricia Frost

Gala Philanthropic Chairs Dan & Trish Bell and Phillip & Patricia Frost

 

NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist and Galaxy Gala Emcee, John Morales

NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist and Galaxy Gala Emcee, John Morales

Hosted by Chief Meteorologist John Morales of NBC 6 South Florida, the dynamic evening celebrated the playful and scientific interaction of light and water, and featured a water and light interactive graffiti experience by French artist Antonin Fourneau. Guests also enjoyed a performance by Latin GRAMMY®-nominated artist Debi Nova, along with entertainment from Drew T and DJ Blaze Carreras. Produced by

Latin Grammy Nominated, Debi Nova performing at the Galaxy Gala

Latin Grammy Nominated, Debi Nova performing at the Galaxy Gala

WOW Factor, the evening’s environment also included an interactive photobooth that allowed guests to envision themselves in the new Museum, and a massive video screen previewing video content that will be showcased inside the new Museum’s Living Core Aquarium. An interactive water-stimulation dance floor entertained guests along with other technological production aspects including a live “text to donate” feed, where guests were encouraged to purchase a “fish.” With each donation, the Museum’s Living Core Aquarium on the video screen would become more populated with fish.

During the evening’s program, the Museum honored a select number of individuals and organizations for their exceptional leadership and commitment to the development and building of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Nancy and Jon Batchelor of The Batchelor Foundation accepted the Visionary Award in memory of George E. Batchelor; the Vanguard Award was presented to Baptist Health South Florida by Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools; and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science award was presented to Julia Rea Bianchi.

The second Upward Bound Merit Award was presented to Daniel Correa, a participant from the Museum’s Upward Bound Program which helps first-generation college bound students be prepared for postsecondary study, and to graduate college with a bachelor’s degree in science, math and technology fields. A special honor was bestowed upon Trish and Dan Bell, Co-Chairs of the Museum’s Board of Trustees and Philanthropic Chairs of the Galaxy Gala, for their generous support of the Museum’s efforts and for leading the gala’s inception 13 years ago. The Bells recognized Patricia and Phillip Frost for their recent gift of $10 million to name the new Museum’s state-of-the-art Planetarium.

The 2015 Galaxy Gala: “Aqua Lumière” was hosted by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, under the leadership of a gala committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala co-chairs this year were Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic and Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya. The Honorary Chair was the Hector Family; Philanthropic Chairs were Trish & Dan Bell; Host Chairs were Alicia Cervera Lamadrid & Alberto Lamadrid; and Presenting Chairs included Chanin & Adam Carlin, Jacqueline Simkin and Barbara & Michael Weintraub.

Frost Science Board of Trustees

Frost Science Board of Trustees

The gala was followed by the Big Bang 2015: H2Glow after-party, a nightlife-inspired celebration hosted by the Frost Science Young Patrons.

Big Bang Co-Chairs Ali Lamadrid, Cristina Mas and Lena Lowell, along with the Frost Science Young Patrons, welcomed Miami’s emerging trendsetters, as well as community and business leaders to the Big Bang 2015: H2Glow after-party. The event began with a cocktail reception featuring glow-in-the-dark graffiti chalk boards, glow sticks and balloons, dancers and smoke machines from Kyrogenifex. At 11 p.m. the doors opened to the main event, where attendees joined gala guests and “crashed” the party.

Big Bang Co-Chairs Cristina Mas, Lena Lowell, and Ali Lamadrid

Big Bang Co-Chairs Cristina Mas, Lena Lowell, and Ali Lamadrid

 

Embracing the excitement of the new location’s opening in 2016, the Museum also revealed to supporters the official new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science brand logo. Adding more glamour and star power to the energetic evening was the premiere of the Museum’s new digital fly-thru video, which was narrated by Cuba-born and Miami-raised actor Andy Garcia, a supporter and visitor of the Museum.

Gillian Thomas

Gillian Thomas

Event sponsors and underwriters include the following organizations and individuals: JP Morgan Chase & Co., City National Bank, Saks Fifth Avenue, Irene Korge & Bronwyn Miller, Concord Advisory, Sacha & Abigail DuBearn, Crystal & Co., keynote video sponsored by Belgioisos Cheese, Smith Currie & Hancock LLP, Hill International, Azamara Club Cruises, Galaxy lounges were sponsored by Douglas Ellman Real Estate, welcoming vehicles by South Florida BMW Dealers, cocktails courtesy of Bacardi USA, red wine and the graffiti wall generously donated by Chateau Lafite Monteil, Christofle, LaserNet, Massage Envy Spa Brickell, Massage Envy Spa South Miami, white wine and champagne courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya, Andres Moreno & Alex Daly, Asprey, Canvas, Metro 1 Properties & Filling Station Lifts, Shelly Dimitrijevic, MIAMI Modern Luxury, Selecta, WPBT2, Alexis LLC, Hitex Marketing, Mas Tec, Maria Lacayo, Perry Elllis and Kryogenifex.

M.A.R.S.: Men Advocating Real Science Launch Event

Posted on May 4th, 2015

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By: MiaSci

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On Wednesday, May 6, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and Honorary Chairman Isadore ‘Izzy’ Hecht Havenick will host a breakfast at the Coral Reef Yacht Club to launch an exciting philanthropic initiative, M.A.R.S.: Men Advocating Real Science. The program is supporting the new museum, currently being built in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The breakfast launch will include a presentation by special guest speaker Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, a robotic engineer for the InSight Mars Mission Instrument Deployment System at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. To RSVP for the M.A.R.S. launch, please click here.

M.A.R.S. is a pioneering, new men’s philanthropy group that will champion the importance of science and technology education within the South Florida community. The mission of M.A.R.S. is to raise 1 million dollars by bringing 200 men together. Each participant will pledge $5,000 or more in support of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

M.A.R.S. will provide opportunities for South Florida leaders to promote the positive economic impact that occurs in communities when investment in science and technology is emphasized and prioritized. Together, M.A.R.S. men will collectively promote awareness for the new museum’s Space Science exhibits and programs in development while also building momentum towards the opening of the new Museum.

Over the weekend, Isadore ‘Izzy’ Hecht Havenick, Museum Board Trustee and M.A.R.S. Honorary Chairman, and his son, Josh, joined Wildlife Center staff to release a rehabilitated screech owl.

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To become a M.A.R.S. member or for more information, please contact Edson Pires, Donor Relations Officer, by phone at (305) 646-4224 or email at epires@frostscience.org.

The museum also has a vibrant fundraising program called Venus Orbit, a women’s philanthropy group whose mission is to bring 1,000 women together who each pledge $1,000 and up to $10,000 with the goal of raising one million dollars for the Frost Planetarium. For more information on Venus Orbit, please visit www.miamisci.org/venus.

 

Guest Post: Shelly Dimitrijevic, Galaxy Gala Co-Chair

Posted on April 14th, 2015

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Shelly Dimitrijevic

Shelly Dimitrijevic

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere on Saturday, April 18, at Hilton Miami Downtown. Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. We spoke with this year’s Galaxy Gala co-chair, Shelly Dimitrijevic, about why its important to attend and support the new Museum. To attend the Galaxy Gala, click here and purchase tickets.

My experience as co-chair of this year’s Galaxy Gala has been extremely rewarding. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful and dedicated steering committee and to work alongside people like Museum President & CEO Gillian Thomas, whose passion and commitment to the Museum is immeasurable, as well as lead gala coordinator Ruth Robinson, who has always gone above and beyond of what is asked of her to ensure that every minute, every detail of this very important event will be executed to perfection. Thanks to Trish Bell’s ability to bring people together, I have also had the opportunity to get to know my fellow co-chair Jennifer Montoya whose energy and persistence never ceases to amaze me.

This is the final gala before the much-anticipated grand opening of the new Museum in 2016 and it is a great opportunity to build excitement for continued support of the Museum. There are too many exciting elements to narrow it down…lights, water, a GRAMMY nominated performance, interactive art, John Morales who forecasts a beautiful evening, and the list goes on….

Getting involved with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is a great way to commit to a shared goal and it is a wonderful way to create new friendships and strengthen existing relationships. Moreover, it strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network and that of the Museum. Why wouldn’t people support such an amazing addition to the community?

I hope to see you at the 13th Annual Galaxy Gala! It will be a night we will never forget.

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Galaxy Gala Co-Chairs: Jennifer Montoya & Shelly Dimitrijevic

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