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Warm celebrations as Frost Science Museum opens in Miami

Warm celebrations as Frost Science Museum finally opens in Miami

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami finally opened its doors to the public yesterday.

The news has been a long time coming. When funding problems threatened completion of the state-of-the-art museum last year, it was reportedly saved by a $49 million bailout from Miami-Dade County taxpayers.

The striking $305 million building features a digital planetarium housed in a giant sphere.

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It is also home to a 500,000-gallon aquarium alive with mahi-mahi, devil rays and hammerhead sharks. Visitors view the aquarium on three levels, which aims to represent a drive from the surface to the depths of the Gulf Stream.

An exhibition entitled ‘Feathers to the Stars’ explores the story of flight from the first feathered dinosaurs to cutting-edge space exploration.

The museum is hoping to attract 750,000 visitors in its first year.

Images courtesy The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

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