A new name is a signal of transformation, which is the case with the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, formerly known as the Miami Science Museum.
But while the new museum is under construction in downtown Miami, the current facility – also operating under the new name – is still offering the great programs, events and personalities that the community loves.
Heading into 2014, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will offer the following interactive, culturally relevant and inclusive programming for audiences, while we excitedly await the opening of the new state-of-the-art museum, scheduled for 2015:
February 7: Fabulous First Friday
An evening of laser lights, stars and more will set the Planetarium aglow during the free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30–10 p.m., weather permitting). Later in the evening, catch our famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium. Laser Show admission: $4 per child; $8 per adult. Our activity room for kids is a fun alternative for your tiny tots, ages 3 and up. Swing by the Space Gallery for a few hands-on activities and demonstrations (8–9 p.m.). For more information, call 305-646-4234.
Feb. 12, 7–11 p.m.: Chemistry: The Science of Dating and Relationships
Looking for a Valentine’s Day date? Join us and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s Young Patrons (ages 21–41) for an evening of chemistry experiments. Singles are encouraged to mingle and enjoy cocktails and light bites as love expert Dr. Lisa Pazi shares dating advice and leads exercises in speed dating. Free for Young Patrons members; all others – $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chemistry-the-science-of-dating-and-relationships-tickets-10052492275. For more information, call 305-646-4200.
Feb. 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Engineering Day
Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science as we celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Join us for a memorable day of fun engineering activities, career awareness and talks for young and old alike. The day will include career panels featuring successful women engineers, sharing their stories and keys to success, showcases by local engineering organizations and students, and hands-on activities and workshops. So grab your daughter, granddaughter, niece or cousin to show them how creative and collaborative engineering is, and how engineers are changing our world. Free with paid museum admission. For more information, visit www.miamisci.org.
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