Archive for the ‘Exhibits and Programs’ Category

Boulders of Coral – 60 Tons!

Posted on March 14th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science recently received a donation fo quarried coral rock to be used in the new Museum’s live coral exhibit.  The large boulders weighing anywhere from 1-3 tons each will be stacked to create a natural coral rock base to which the live coral colonies that we are currently […]

An Indoor River of Grass

Posted on July 8th, 2013

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By: MiaSci

Many people mistakenly refer to Florida’s Everglades as a swamp, when it is actually an incredibly wide, shallow, and slow-moving river – which has earned it the nickname “River of Grass.” It is a spectacular sight to see, but visitors to the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will also be able to explore […]

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Groundbreaking Attracts Wide Media Attention

Posted on February 27th, 2012

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Last week was the official groundbreaking of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Museum Park. Over 300 people and dozens of media attended this very special event. So far, the news is attracting wide attention with high-level media coverage throughout the region, including articles in: The Miami Herald, The Huffington Post, […]

Miami Science Museum’s Galaxy Gala & Big Bang Events Were an “Out of This World” Experience

Posted on February 27th, 2012

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A record-breaking 800 of Miami’s science-savvy socialites gathered in support of the Miami Science Museum’s annual Galaxy Gala & Big Bang events on Saturday, February 18th, to kickoff a weeklong celebration of groundbreaking festivities for the new waterfront museum project.  The museum’s signature events, held at the JW Marriott Marquis & Hotel Beaux Arts in […]

MiaSci Gets Back to Its Roots

Posted on November 9th, 2011

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The land the Museum is currently on was once part of the Vizcaya estate. In the early 1900s, before the Museum was constructed, the estate utilized the land to grow fruit and vegetables, including oranges, mangoes, kumquats, beans, cabbage, potatoes, onions and tomatoes. Nearby, chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas and cows were raised for dairy and […]

Corals are Animals, Not Plants

Posted on September 30th, 2011

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Miami Science Museum’s  Sea Lab, an indoor/outdoor exhibit that gives visitors a taste of some of the exciting aquarium components being planned for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, scheduled to open in Museum Park in 2015, now includes a Coral Aquaculture System. The aquaculture system is designed to grow coral colonies […]