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April 2015


Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
11:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
Midnight Bob Marley

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234

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MiniCamp: Nano
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Nano: What do butterflies, kale, geckos and nanobots have in common? They all show us the amazing properties of things on the nano scale! Explore nanoscience and how nano in nature inspires new technologies like stain resistant cloth and invisibility.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact:

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-nano-1225.PDF

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Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. Meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean, and much more. Trained through the Museum’s Science Communication Fellows Program, these scientists developed exciting hands-on activities for visitors to discover what they do and why it is so important.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Jacob Byrd, Graduate Student at University of Miami – RSMAS
Jacob has a passion for severe weather and travels around the country chasing storms and studying their environments. Challenge yourself to become the meteorologist and learn about the different ingredients needed to create a storm and guess which type of storms match his real life images.

Jaeson Clayborn, Graduate Student at Florida International University
Jaeson travels around the Caribbean to study the environment of butterflies. Try your hand at identifying caterpillar and host plants with their matching butterflies and challenge yourself in the ultimate board game of butterflies.

Charlotte Petchl, Graduate Student at University of Miami – RSMAS
Charlotte loves everything about sea turtles and is interested in what we can do to protect and conserve them and their habitats. Dig in the sand to uncover turtle eggs and then learn how real sea turtles create their nests and what you should do if you find one on the beach.

Marissa Quist, Graduate Student at University of Miami – RSMAS
Marissa studies how we can grow fish to feed the population in a sustainable way through aquaculture. Go fishing to discover what is happening with our oceans and what we can all do to protect it into the future.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200

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Connect With Nature Festival
The Nature Conservancy, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE), and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park are combining forces to get the community to Connect With Nature on Saturday, April 11. This free event will allow attendees to play an important role in protecting our coastal city while having fun.

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers will get their hands dirty and experience first-hand the power of communities working together to restore coastal habitat in South Florida. Volunteers will help remove invasive species, plant native mangroves and collect real-time data to help scientists learn more about Virginia Key.

Connect With Nature is a family-friendly event that supports Miami’s effort to become a more naturally resilient coastal community. The event will feature kids’ activities, a beach cleanup, educational exhibitors, nature walks, food trucks and much more. Parking fee is $6.

Get connected by visiting

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact:

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Frost Science is proud to be participating in PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest community engagement festival to connect people, passion and philanthropy. PhilanthroFest will take place on Saturday, April 11 at Museum Park, located between PAMM and American Airlines Arena, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the goal of connecting potential volunteers, donors and supporters to causes and non-profit organizations.

Full-day admission to PhilanthroFest is free and open to the public.

PhilanthroFest will bring together dozens of artists, over 100 causes, and thousands of attendees looking to engage and learn about what the community has to offer and ways to give back. By transforming 30 acres at Museum Park into a carnival dreamland, PhilanthroFest will offer locals the opportunity to dream, create and inspire while enjoying an interactive experience with food, music and dance performances, games, live giveaways and special surprises throughout the day. Organizations will share their mission, offerings and engagement options in the various Community Walks featuring causes focused on City & Environment, People & Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness and Arts & Culture.

This year’s PhilanthroFest takes the concept of giving to a new level with a carefully curated carnival theme where imaginations soar and dreams become reality. Don't miss The Science Treehouse, presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a special area for children of all ages. Enjoy live science demonstrations and engaging hands-on activities with real scientists including a rocket launcher blast-off.

Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Museum Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Email Contact:

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13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Hilton Miami Downtown. Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

The now famously dynamic evening celebrating science will play on the elements of light and water, with exciting technology and innovative features throughout the space. The experience begins with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment.

The evening is hosted by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, under the leadership of a Gala Committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala Co-Chairs this year are Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic and Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya. The Honorary Chair is the Hector Family; Philanthropic Chairs are Trish & Dan Bell; Host Chairs are Alicia Cervera Lamadrid & Alberto Lamadrid and Presenting Chairs are: Chanin & Adam Carlin, Jacqueline Simkin and Barbara & Michael Weintraub.

During the Gala, the Museum will honor the following individuals and organizations to acknowledge those who have exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment to the development and building of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: The Visionary Award will be presented to The Batchelor Foundation, Founder George E. Batchelor; the Vanguard Award will be presented to Baptist Health South Florida and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science award will be presented to Julia Rea Bianchi.

Various Galaxy Gala sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ruth Robinson at

All proceeds from the Galaxy Gala directly benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its programs.

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Email Contact: Ruth Robinson

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Big Bang 2015: H2Glow
The 7th Annual Big Bang 2015: H2Glow, hosted by the Frost Science Young Patrons, will be a high-energy dance party designed for young tastemakers and professionals in South Florida. Serving as the official after-party for the 13th Annual Galaxy Gala, the Big Bang begins at 9 PM with a neon-themed cocktail reception. At 11 PM, the doors open to the main event and Big Bang guests "crash" the gala and enjoy a nightlife-inspired party complete with theatrics, special effects, renowned DJs and open bar.

The Big Bang is the Museum’s only major annual fundraiser for young professionals in support of the future Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, opening in downtown Miami in 2016.

Time: 9pm-2am
Location: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Email Contact: Ruth Robinson

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