The Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami is ready to open.
The facility is one of the most sophisticated science museums on the planet, boasting, among other things, a state-of-the-art planetarium and cutting edge aquarium!
"One of the things I'm most excited about is having our guests come face to face with our animal residents, these are ambassadors for their species and i hope that face to face through the plexiglass changes peoples' perception about these animals, particularly sharks, alligators, crocodiles, they care about those animals so they want to protect them and they want to protect their habitats," said Andy Dehart, Frost Science Animal Director
But it's not just the exhibits, it's the setting. The top level features a spectacular view and the state of the art planetarium features technology unsurpassed anywhere in the world.
"We see Frost Science as a vision for the future, we're using the latest technology but we're also using opportunities to engage with what is real and here right now," said Dr. Leah Melber, Frost Science Education Director.
From the Coral Reef to the Everglades to the Mangroves to the Gulf Stream, every habitat is represented and new technology is being used to show kids what the everglades are like.
The river of grass exhibit features this virtual reality, immersive, interactive room which takes kids into the swamp.
The Frost is immense- you can see why it took five years to build- and every bit of it is designed to inspire with nature, science and engineering.
"Science is critical thinking, good decision making and process, and everybody needs that, so I hope people leave here not with just an appreciation, but a better understanding of scientific methodology and why it's important for everybody," said Frost Science President Frank Steslow.