Walk Through the New Museum – Literally

Posted on January 13th, 2014

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By: MiaSci

Passing by the construction site of our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, it may still be hard to imagine what it will feel like to be on the inside. Grimshaw, the architectural firm responsible for our new facility, has built a 3D model of part of the new Museum to help us imagine just that. It’s a little bit like the greatest dollhouse or model castle ever, because you can actually be one of those little figures inside of it one day soon. That figure on the dance floor could be you, generating energy for the Museum. That could be you looking up from below into a 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream tank. Or maybe that’s you, walking in the entrance, looking around in amazement at all the Museum has to offer. Just imagine for now, and then come experience it for yourself!


The model of the central part of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: The model splits the 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream tank in half, in order to see the expansive exhibit spaces in the layers of the Museum below.


Museum visitors walk into the enormous exhibit gallery, and others dance on the Energy Dance Floor or watch a fascinating science demonstration on the stage to the left. Other visitors on the second level look up through the circular glass at the marine life swimming above their heads in the enormous Gulf Stream tank. And there will be lots more exhibits and activities to try in this space. What do you want to do first?


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