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Frost Science Reaches Key Fundraising and Construction Milestones

Posted on August 20th, 2015

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By: MiaSci

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has reached key milestones in both construction and fundraising as the new, state-of-the-art museum makes progress towards its opening in summer 2016. To date, the museum’s capital campaign has raised $103 million through the support of generous private and public charitable groups and donors. This figure puts […]

Patricia and Phillip Frost Gift $10 Million to Planetarium

Posted on March 9th, 2015

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By: MiaSci

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science announced today that it has received an additional $10 million gift from Patricia and Phillip Frost to name the new Museum’s state-of-the-art Planetarium. Longtime supporters of South Florida’s arts and culture, Patricia and Phillip Frost had previously gifted a $35 million donation to name the Museum, which […]

Let it Pour: Gulf Stream Tank Concrete Pour

Posted on December 18th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Beginning Friday, December 12, crews worked non-stop for 24 hours, 48 minutes and 59 straight seconds, to place over 1,200 cubic yards (120 trucks) of concrete, making up more than 9,000 square feet of tank surface area, filling the walls of the massive cone-shaped Gulf Stream tank aquarium and marking the Museum’s biggest milestone in […]

Precast panels are going up!

Posted on August 29th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Construction on our new facility in downtown Miami’s Museum Park is well underway. Things are always happening at the construction site, with a continuous number of milestones, both big and small. Over the past few days, the Museum has begun the precast process on the exterior of the building, a significant and visual phase of […]

The Gulf Stream Tank – Water and Concrete

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

How impressive is the Gulf Stream Tank at our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (even before it’s finished)? Let us count the ways. 5 million Pounds of concrete needed to form the Living Core building, which houses the Gulf Stream aquarium tank 12 hours Amount of time to pour that concrete (over […]

Our Story in Concrete

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Concrete. The word itself may not initially excite much inspiration – unless you’re one of those who knows something about it. Then the word transforms into a series of interrelated things – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (“STEAM” in museum-speak). For the construction of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the precise science, engineering, […]