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Amazon Voyage
In the fall of 2005, the Museum opened Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. A few short months later the exhibition embarked upon a long journey visiting 19 cities in three countries - from Portland Oregon to London England, nearly 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed this amazing exhibition featuring the most biologically diverse river in the world. Now for the first time in 9 years Amazon Voyage returns to Miami - see it this fall before its gone again!


The Year of Nostalgia Exhibit

Since its founding in 1949, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has amassed a collection of over 55,000 objects including photographs documenting the Museum itself. In memory of that 65-year history, 19 images and two object display boxes were selected from the archives that reflect on its changing character and help define what the Museum has meant to the people of Miami.

Found in the corridor leading towards the Planetarium, come experience our Year of Nostalgia for yourself and see the many faces of our Museum.

The Year of Nostalgia exhibit is on display through August 2015.


Using the Bathroom in Outer Space Exhibit

Did you know that the number one question asked of astronauts by the public is, "just how do you go to the bathroom in space?" Seemed like a fair question, and inquiring minds want to know, so we asked an expert!

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Winston Scott (Captain, USN, Ret.) served as a mission specialist on mission STS-72 aboard the Endeavour in 1996 and aboard the Columbia on Mission STS-87 in 1997. He logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Curious Vault writer Nathaniel Sandler interviewed Captain Scott to learn just what he had to say about the delicate subject and learn what his experience was while he was on the Space Shuttle. What Nathaniel learned was pretty interesting. But where to put such an unusual topic - why not the bathroom?

Oakland California based artist Iris Gottlieb, inspired by Nathaniel's writing, created a series of illustrations articulating the circumstances of how astronauts go to the bathroom in space - its pretty funny. Presented both before visitors enter and within the bathroom itself, rarely has a description more clearly demonstrated the difficulty of using complicated toilets and the management of human waste once you've left Earth.


Sea Lab

Visit the museum’s amazing Sea Lab, where beautiful coral reefs and the creatures that live there can be seen up close. Touch a starfish or a sea urchin or have a cleaner shrimp nibble at your nails. Also growing in the Sea Lab are mangroves, corals, hydroponic vegetables and aquaponically grown fish.



Prepare to be blown away by this new exhibition! Climb inside the cockpit of a real P-3 Hurricane Hunter airplane, construct a house and test its strength against a storm, and see remarkable film and artifacts from the most deadly storm to affect our community in recent history, Hurricane Andrew.



Where can you find nano? What happens when things get smaller?, What’s new about nano and what does nano mean for us? Families can investigate nanoscale science, engineering and technology at Nano, a new hands-on exhibit that presents the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduces some real world applications, and explores the societal and ethical implications of this new technology. Its small but its cool!

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Energy Tracker

Energy Tracker is an interconnected trail of hands-on activities that explore everything from basic energy principles to the future of renewable energy. Visitors see real experimental air and solar-powered cars, they can pedal a bike, turn a crank or dump gallons of water to generate power, they can test a windmill and they can see the own thermal energy portrait.

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Moving Things

What’s the most efficient way to move things from one place to another? At Moving Things, visitors will test their own brain vs. brawn in this fun hands-on exhibition focused on how things move from place to place - sometimes easily - sometimes with great effort.... but always full of surprises.


Heart Smart

How do you treat your heart? Do you love it like it deserves to be loved?
At Heart Smart visitors investigate their own heart health and evaluate their own personal risks. Using a computer tracking system, measure your own blood pressure, height, weight, waist size and health habits, then get some good advice so you can take control of your own health. The results are stored on the web where, once you get home, you can privately review your stats.


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The Reclamation Project/Native Flags
A collaborative eco-art intervention by Miami artist, Xavier Cortada

1,111 mangrove seedlings grow suspended on the wall, each in it’s own little cup. This artwork by Xavier Cortada serves as a nursery for the plants. Then at the end of each year, volunteers take the thriving plants down and replant them, reclaiming shoreline where mangroves once grew. This new mangrove colony will rebuild ecosystems above and below the water line. Want to join us and help?


Wildlife Center

This unique outdoor experience exhibits alligator, crocodile, turtle, tortoise and amazing birds of prey including bald eagle, hawks, and owls. Why are they here? The Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Center of the Miami Science Museum is a facility dedicated to the ecological research, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. This behind-the-scenes space is now viewable to visitors and is dedicated to the treatment of local injured wildlife.


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