MiaSci at Large

The Museum has an active national and international presence and is continuously seeking to expand links and partnerships, to develop and reinforce its position as a major international hub. Some of these links are through federally funded programs, like our Amazon Voyage exhibition, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which has traveled to museums throughout the U.S. and Canada and has been seen by over a million visitors. In another of our NSF-funded programs, RISEnet, the Museum is leading a partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME), to provide training to 10 other science centers around the country, building their capacity to encourage girls in science, technology and engineering careers.

The Museum is an active member of ASTC’s global initiatives, including Youth Inspired Challenge, a program to encourage the next generation of scientists and strengthen science learning.

Miami Science Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate, and an accredited member of the American Association of Museums, recognizing our commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards of museum operation and public service.

MUVE and Wells Fargo #GreenTeam ‘Team Up’ at Virginia Key

On Saturday, July 12, Wells Fargo attended a Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) habitat restoration event and presented the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science with a $74,542 grant award through its Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program. … Continue reading

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Q?RIUS in Miami

“Have you ever been inside the crater of a non-active volcano?” The Shenandoah Middle School class erupted with excitement, as Elizabeth Cottrell, a volcano geochemist from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) answered their question during the Q?RIUS … Continue reading

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FedEx and the Museum: Helping to Restore Subtropical Forests in South Florida

The following is a blog written by Fernando Bretos, Museum Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation, that was featured on the FedEx National Community Involvement blog. With its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly … Continue reading

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A Head Start for ECHOS

You know you are doing something good in education when you get professional educators at a national conference to dance like honeybees. This month, Krista Kaiser and Cheryl Juarez presented a one-hour ECHOS workshop at the National Head Start Association’s … Continue reading

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Assessing the Museum’s Collection – Part 2

In the 63 years since the Museum opened, our Collection has continued to grow. It includes cultural, archaeological, and paleontological items that stretch across time and space, from thousands of years ago to the present day, and from South Florida … Continue reading

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What’s NEXT?

It can easily be argued that innovation is a necessity of life. Without new ideas, new technologies, new adaptations, and new improvements, we would not be able to better our lives or the world around us. At our event last weekend NEXT: … Continue reading

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Congratulations Judy Brown: In the Company of Women

Dr. Judy Brown, Senior Vice President of Education, has led the Museum’s education department for 25 years. But she has also led innovation in research-based education on the national scale, with the goal of everyone having opportunities to participate in … Continue reading

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Unearthing Paleontologists in Miami

Ever wanted to be a Paleontologist? Last Thursday, over 100 fifth grade students from Goulds Elementary School in Homestead got to experience a day in the life of a paleontologist. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of … Continue reading

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It’s Official! We Are NOW the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science!

The title says it all. We are officially now the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science! Even though we are still in the current Miami Science Museum facility that we have all known and loved for decades, our new, … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos a Miami, Will and Jaden Smith!

It’s not every day that you walk a red carpet, let alone meet a movie star, but yesterday, hundreds of people got to do just that, right here at the Museum. Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith stopped by … Continue reading

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