Unlocking Your Inner Child @ Frost
May 27, 2017Andrea Flores
The wait is over alas! We’ve anticipated the opening of Miami’s newest gem, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, far too long the inner third grader in us couldn’t wait much longer. If you kept up with our sneak clips on Instagram, you caught just a tiny glimpse of the magic that makes up Frost Science — tiny because 15 second-long instastories do not amount to the mind-boggling 4 hours of wandering through every corner of each level (5).
Designed to educate with fun interactions and activities, experience the top must-do’s and unlock the 8 year-old within!
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First things first – step into the LASERsHOW exhibit, right on the main level across the Science Store. Let your eyes adjust for a few seconds as you make your way into a pitch black open room and I mean dark! This room is HUGE filled with lasers beaming in all directions, operated from a geometrical center stage.
Sit, lay on the floor and walk around the room feeling hypnotized by fluorescent colors bouncing off the walls in every direction meanwhile deep sounds cloud your mind, finding yourself in a trance. The experience won’t be complete without directly standing in front of laser lights imagining yourself as a target, c’mon we all did this as kids!
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Come across 3 robotic-human artists known as Paul or 3PNR at the “Seeing: What Are You Looking At?” exhibition (level 3). Created to operate as real life artists, these left-handed robots will draw a portrait of you with a mechanical-hand like holding a pen and a small camera on the right to capture all physical features.
Each placed in different angles on a wooden school desk, Robot Paul illustrates three different sides of you with more than one drawing to choose from. Add one of the drawings to the board and take home the others signed by the artist itself, pretty cool huh!
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Animal petting has been taken to a whole new degree with some under the sea critters found in the aquariums here. For the sake of the experience and curiosity, let’s just say a sea urchin was placed on my hand. After touching at least 2 of these magnificent creatures, trust me when I say inquisitiveness to touch others at the Dive Bar will spark. With plenty of staff members to help with this hands-on experience, there’s also a chance to (carefully) pet a stingray.
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Frost will not (I repeat) be completed without a trip to the planetarium, as simple as that! Get comfy as you take a seat inside the planetarium, mesmerized by the screen and set-up of this super cool dome. Although more shows are expected to be added soon, currently available to watch is “Asteroid: Mission Extreme 3D” that’ll have your peripheral visions going wild with all there is to see! After experiencing a field trip as a child at the once original planetarium in its old Coconut Grove location, it exceeded expectations by plenty.
No messy lines or before-show madness because there’s a chance to do it all here! They’ve kept it organized and simple, just select the show time of preference upon purchasing your ticket.
It’s all about imagination and never-ending discoveries in science. Experience curiosity at its finest!