The Miami Science Museum has been serving the community for over 53 years. Located on three acres of what was once part of the historic Vizcaya Estate, the Museum has built a reputation by responding to emerging needs in science education, growing to serve local, national and international communities.
The Museum is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with an independent Board of Trustees. Currently it serves over 250,000 annual program participants, making it the highest attended museum in Miami-Dade County and the largest informal educational facility in the South Florida region. The Planetarium and Weintraub Observatory alone have welcomed an estimated nine to ten million people since opening in 1967. With its long history, widespread support within the community and substantial use by individuals and members as well as by groups, the Museum has now outgrown its current home and seeks to move to a new location at Bicentennial Park.