Tens of thousands of Miamians trekked to the grand opening of the long-awaited Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami during it’s opening week in early May.
The three-building science compound, which took five years to complete and cost $305 million, boasts various attractions, such as a 500,000-gallon aquarium, where guests can watch hammerhead and tiger sharks, mahi mahi, devil rays and more.
It also hosts a variety of displays and interactive exhibits for guests to enjoy, like a room called MeLaβ, where guests participate in their own experiment to test and study their health.
The museum will also feature laser light shows on the first Friday of every month. Here, guests can unwind to the sounds of Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and more, all while watching a multitude of colorful lasers choreographed to the music inside of the museum’s 67-foot dome planetarium.
Admission for visitors over the age of 12 costs $28. For children aged 3 to 11, tickets cost $20. Frost tickets include access to the exhibits, aquarium and one show at the planetarium. Miami-Dade residents can enjoy a 15 percent discount, reducing the price to $23.80 for adults and $17 for children.