A Message to our Family: An Update from Frost Science on COVID-19

An update about COVID-19 from Frost Science

The health, safety and well-being of our guests, members, supporters, staff and all other visitors to Frost Science is always our top priority. The museum is in active contact with public and private health authorities regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus and we will follow the guidance of, and are employing best preventative practices as identified by, all federal, state and local agencies.

Museums continue to be the most trusted source of information in America. At Frost Science, science education is always at the forefront of our thinking. As a scientific institution committed to serving both South Florida and the greater community at large, we are committed to providing a welcoming, educational and—most importantly—safe space for guests.

Based on current public directives and leadership—as well as the most up-to-date guidance of the global scientific community—Frost Science is open, and we will remain open as long as we are able to safely do so. If we determine it to be appropriate to cancel programming, we will do so on a case-by-case basis, and we will promptly communicate that information if and when such decisions are made.

Here’s what we are doing to ensure your health and safety when you visit Frost Science.

  • We’ve increased and expanded our custodial service and exhibit cleaning protocols, including restrooms, tabletops, handrails, doors, exhibit touch screens, and elevator buttons
  • We’ve added additional hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the museum
  • All Frost Science staff is instructed to practice healthy habits, including frequent and thorough hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and staying home if they are sick or not feeling well
  • We encourage our guests to practice social distancing, maintaining at least three (3) feet distance between themselves and others. Frost Science is a large, sprawling, 500,000 sq. ft facility, with a significant portion of that space being open-air, outdoor space, which is naturally conducive to social distancing
  • We are limiting the capacity in all Frost Planetarium shows to further help facilitate social distancing
  • We recently installed a brand-new exhibit, Science Behind the News: Viruses, to help you understand the science behind COVID-19 and viruses
  • We are adding signage for guests throughout the museum reminding them about best health and hygiene practices

We will continue to monitor updates from Miami-Dade County’s Department of Health, Florida Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Miami-Dade Emergency Management, and other relevant agencies and organizations. We encourage you to stay informed about COVID-19. Among the websites you can visit for helpful information are Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida Department of Health and World Health Organization.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for your continued support. We hope you and your family remain safe.