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December 15: Winter Wonderland

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with our very own scientific spin on a Winter Wonderland.

Chill out with our Let It Snow! LIVE show that explores physical changes that occur when you freeze everyday objects with liquid nitrogen (a frosty -321°F) then create your own simulated snow! Participate in a hands-on blubber glove experiment and feel what it’s like to travel beneath the surface like some of our favorite winter animals. You’ll also be able to create, then race, mini-bobsleds in a special Freezing Physics edition of our Design Lab: Engineering workshop. Behold the beauty and wonder of nature’s very own holiday light show as learn more about unique sea creatures in our traveling exhibition, Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, then meet the scientists who study deep sea shrimp at the Bracken-Grissom CRUSTOMICS Lab at Florida International University. Afterwards, explore our climatic connection to the poles with a special demonstration from scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Schedule of Events

Mini-Me Science: Frosty Flurries
10:30 a.m., Knight Learning Center, Level 5

Mini-Me Science is Frost Science’s newest program designed for you and your little one (children ages four and younger). program designed for you and your little one (children ages four and younger). Today’s activity: create a snowflake that’s one-of-a-kind just like your little one while learning about different states of matter and the secret role that ice plays in weather! Paid registration is required. If interested, please inquire at Member and Guest Services or visit frostscience.org/minime.

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Gulf Stream Oculus, Level 2

AQUAMAN has also joined in on our holiday festivities! Dive into our Aquarium in front of our Gulf Stream Oculus from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for your chance to win fun promotional items on behalf of the film and pick up your invitation to attend Miami’s advance screening of the movie. Don’t miss out on these festive giveaways while learning more about marine life! AQUAMAN comes to theaters on December 21.

Climatic Connection
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 4

Connect with scientists from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science to discover how what happens in the poles is linked to us here in Miami.

Cold-Blooded: Alligator Encounter
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Reptile Hut on Royal Caribbean Vista, Aquarium, Level 4

Chat with our Husbandry team about how this cold-blooded reptile has thrived for millions and millions of years through its various extraordinary adaptations.

Cool Runnings 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Design Lab, Level 4

Slide into the engineering design process during a freezing physics edition of our miniature bobsled challenge in our Design Lab: Engineering Workshop. Test your creation for this popular winter sport in our slippery slope track and compete for the fastest time.

Experience lasts 20 minutes, 20 guest capacity per experience slot.

Nature’s Holiday Lights
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Creatures of Light Exhibition, Level 1

Who needs artificial lights when nature has its own light to offer? Dive into the beauty and wonder of bioluminescence with scientists from the Bracken-Grissom CRUSTOMIC Lab at Florida International University as they showcase deep sea shrimp before an illuminating meet and greet with our unique flashlight fish (2:00 p.m. only).

Paramount Pictures: BUMBLEBEE
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Design Lab: Engineering, Level 4

Come celebrate Paramount Pictures’ latest release, BUMBLEBEE, in theaters December 21. Check out the BUMBLEBEE table on Level 4 in front of our Design Lab: Engineering exhibition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your chance to win fun prizes including cinch bags, mini posters, t-shirts and passes to see an advance screening of the film.

Let it Snow! LIVE Show
11:30 a.m., 1:30p.m., 2:30 p.m., MeLaB, Baptist Health South Florida Gallery, Level 1

Chill out as we explore the physical changes that occur when everyday objects are frozen with liquid nitrogen (a frosty -321ºF!) and then see how simulated snow is created!

Blubber Glove: Nature’s Insulators
12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 3

How do polar bears stay warm? How about penguins? Even extremely cold climates are full of life! Experiment with various scenarios and find out how different animals prevent heat loss and keep warm in freezing temperatures.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Outdoor Terrace, Level 3

Witness a change in state of matter before your very own eyes as you create your own simulated snow!

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Fantasy Laser Show
3:20 p.m., Frost Planetarium, Level 1

Enjoy the classical holiday soundtrack of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with an illuminating new spin in our state-of-the-art Frost Science Planetarium!

Separate ticket required. Please inquire at Ticket Office or Member and Guest Services for purchase.