For decades, Frost Science has pioneered education programs that promote excellence and equity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for Miami’s diverse community, reaching students from early childhood through high school.
The Knight Learning Center, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and located in the museum’s North Wing, serves as a home base for these programs, as well as providing local schools, families and community groups an exciting new learning resource and event space. The center is equipped for enhanced educational experiences and includes a suite of four classrooms. The Knight Learning Center is also home to Inventors-in-Residence, a residency program for scientists to develop innovative solutions in the health and environmental sectors.
The educational programs at the Knight Learning Center focus on key areas including youth development, family engagement, professional development, innovative technologies and learning research. The museum collaborates with researchers to hone methods in reaching underserved groups, and shares its methods with others nationwide, including museums, school leaders and future and practicing teachers. To learn more about these programs, visit the Research Partnerships and Community Partnerships portals.