By Don Valentine
Miami has a quietly kept gold mine of a scientific treasure in the Frost Museum of Science. This is a must see on your South Florida excursions. It has everything from a live Bald Eagle exhibit to a state-of-the-art planetarium. Make sure when you visit that you schedule the planetarium experience into your day. When I saw it they had up-to-date pictures of the recent Pluto pass by the “New Horizons” space craft. A terrific indicator of the top of the line quality exhibits we have in our own back yard. When you consider our fastest capabilities, it still took 10 years to get pictures of the dwarf planet.
It’s conveniently located at the last exit of I-95. This is just on the west side of U.S.1 across from the Vizcaya Museum. For the modest price the Frost Museum charges this is one of the best academic bargains you can get on the Treasure coast. It has multiple interactive exhibits that teach you and your children about the physics we live with here in South Florida. Take advantage of participating in the exhibits they feature a lot of the nuances we inhabit in our subtropical home.
At just $15 for admission and no parking charge you cannot beat this understated treat. The museum contains the afore-mentioned Space-Transit Planetarium, Weintraub Observatory, a Sea Lab, and the Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center. The museum is currently working to transplant the facility from its current location to Park West at Bicentennial Park in Downtown Miami, along with the new Pérez Art Museum Miami. Your kids will be enthralled with this atteraction.