Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium

Lonely Planet review

The Miami Museum of Science is a dedicated if small institution with exhibits ranging from weather phenomena to creepy crawlies, coral reefs and vital-microbe displays. The planetarium hosts space lessons and telescope-viewing sessions, as well as old-school laser shows with trippy flashes set to the music of the Beatles and Pink Floyd. That said, at the time of research the old Museum of Science was getting a bit too old. Help has come in the form of a $35 million gift from local philanthropists Patricia and Phillip Frost. Those funds will be used to build a new facility in Bicentential Park in Downtown, next to the (expected) new grounds for the Miami Museum of Art. It’s located northeast of Coconut Grove, near SW 32nd Rd if you’re on Dixie Hwy or S Miami Ave.