Project Summary

Building the Future

Today is a pivotal moment in Miami’s history – a time when civic leaders, businesses, families and individuals have joined together to create new cultural institutions that will reshape the image and realty of this international gateway city.  The new MiaSci will support the innovation and creativity inherent in Miami’s richly diverse community – inspiring dreams, raising aspirations and motivating people of all ages to discover new skills and enjoy the pleasures of learning.

A powerful scientific, educational and career resource, MiaSci will enrich the lives of South Floridians and visitors from around the world. With its real-life marvels, interactive exhibits, and exciting learning adventures in a state-of-the-art energy-efficient building, the new MiaSci will introduce the basic concepts of science and technology. It will also be a unique educational resource for people of all ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds.

Museum Park: An Inviting Waterfront Site

Soaring upwards from Biscayne Bay, MiaSci will share the city’s 40-acre Museum Park with the new Miami Art Museum, creating a powerful cultural magnet in downtown Miami. In this vibrant new city park, MiaSci will enjoy a waterfront setting amid public gardens, fountains, pools and natural Florida landscaping. Visitors to MiaSci will be able to stroll down to the bay, relax in the garden or enjoy outdoor games in an inviting South Florida setting.

A key attraction in the city’s open-air waterfront Museum Park, MiaSci will be located east of Biscayne Boulevard, south of I-395 between the new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. Museum Park is easily accessible via the downtown Miami Metromover system, which connects with the countywide Metrorail and Metrobus transit systems. In addition, Museum Park will have extensive underground parking to accommodate museum visitors.

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MiaSci’s World-Class Design

Designed to provide a welcoming environment in keeping with South Florida’s unique subtropical climate, MiaSci incorporates advanced communications and energy-conservation technology, as well as a host of visitor-friendly features. Structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor ‘living core’ of terrestrial and aquatic exhibits, featuring one-of-a-kind aquarium components, a state-of-the-art digital dome, hands-on exhibits and interactive digital technology, MiaSci will offer one of the world’s most exciting museum experiences. Every aspect of the three-story, 250,000-square-foot MiaSci building is designed to inspire the mind, engage the senses and stimulate the imagination.

The following images illustrate why MiaSci will truly be a museum of the 21st Century.

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