The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science will host roaring fun for all in the new season. The fall programming will feature a new dinosaur exhibit, Mini-Camps, An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
Unveiling “Ultimate Dinosaurs”
This October, Frost Science will unveil “Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast” on October 8. This interactive special exhibition will encourage paleontologists in the making to uncover some of the most significant dinosaur discoveries from the Southern Hemisphere over the last two decades. “Ultimate Dinosaurs” reveals a recently discovered breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar. The exhibition showcases rarely seen specimens, including 13 dinosaur casts, real fossils, and touchable fossilized dinosaur specimens.
“Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast” will be on view through April 23, inside the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery on the first floor of the museum. Admission to the exhibition is included with all museum admission tickets. Click here for more information.
Mini-Camps are Back
Discover the perfect action-packed solution to a Teacher Planning Day. Frost Science’s Mini-Camps invite students ages 5 to 11 years old to spend the day exploring interactive exhibitions, conducting science experiments, and making new friends. The series kicks off with “Mini-Camp: Forensic Lab” on September 26, with hands-on explorations of the technology scientists use to solve crimes.
On October 5, Dr. Cary Woodruff, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at Frost Science, will make an appearance at “Mini-Camp: Dino Explorers” on October 5. Children will learn excavation techniques, explore the museum’s fossil collection, and learn about where dinosaurs and humans fit in the geological timeline.
Mini-Camps are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is required and is $100 (non-members) per child, per day. Individual PLUS and Dual PLUS members receive a $10 discount. Family level members and above receive a $15 discount.
“An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson” at the Arsht Center
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, and Adrienne Arsht Center will team up to host world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on October 3, at 7 p.m. deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and is celebrating the release of his new book, Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization. The purchase of each full price ticket includes a copy.
The discussion with the astrophysicist will be moderated by Dr. Doug Roberts, Vice President of Science Education and Director of the Frost Planetarium, and introduced by Mitchell Kaplan. Registration is required. For more information, click here.
Mini-Me Science: Digging for Dinos
Young children ages 2 to 5 years and their parents are invited to help Frost Science search for lost dinosaurs, while exploring the work of paleontologists and archeologists. Through this special guided experience, children will discover what it is like to be a paleontologist by searching for items from the past. This month’s Mini-Me Science session will take place on October 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 plus museum admission. Click here for more information.
Laser Evenings at Frost Science
Laser Evening shows return to Frost Planetarium on October 21. The season debut will be a Halloween Spooktacular, featuring music from Stranger Things and by Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and more, accompanied by a dazzling laser show. Guests are encouraged to come early to hang out in the museum’s main atrium, where light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The evening will take over the Planetarium from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased here.
Sixth Annual Spooky Science Monster Mash
Join Frost Science for a spine-tingling science adventure on October 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From chemistry concoctions to eerie experiments, guests will spend the day doing Halloween-themed, hands-on science during the sixth annual event. Visitors will meet scientists from local universities and professional organizations, like the South Florida Chapter of the American Chemical Society, on-site to help Frost Science celebrate National Chemistry Week. Spooky Science Monster Mash programming is free with paid museum admission. Click here for more information.