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.
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 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.
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.