After years of planning and widespread community support, the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science broke ground on Friday, February 24th in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the museum’s new home overlooking Biscayne Bay, marking the continuation of Miami’s rise as one of the world’s most culturally rich cities. The event marks the beginning of construction, with the museum scheduled to open to the public by early 2015.
“Great cities are home to top tier museums. The new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will elevate Miami into this rank while contributing to the city’s emergence as a major international destination for culture and innovation,” said Trish and Dan Bell, co-chairs of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “Our new building should serve as a delightful gathering place for residents and visitors.”
The 250,000 square-foot complex will be among the world’s most innovative and sustainable science museums. The Museum is intended to act as a demonstration of ecological and sustainability principles. The building will harness energy from water, sun, wind and even museum visitors to power exhibits and conserve resources.
The Museum is structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor “living core” of terrestrial and aquatic spaces, featuring a 600,000 gallon aquarium facility, a full dome 3-D planetarium, interactive exhibits, innovative technology and two additional wings of exhibition space, learning center and cafes.
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