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Science Museum and Planetarium- Attractions in Miami

The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium are a wonderful stop for anyone visiting Miami. They offer an entertaining and educational atmosphere that make learning about science and technology fun. Kids and adults will love the hands-on interactive exhibits, and the many science collections in the museum. Anyone visiting can learn a lot about health, space, and the sea and will have a blast watching cool shows at the Planetarium.

The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium are open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day from 10 am to 6 pm. So the best time to come would be anytime you feel like it. It's especially convenient when it's raining outside, so you don't feel like you're missing out on the great Miami weather.

Science Museum and Planetarium -  Atractions in Miami

The Miami Science Museum fun for kids and adults

The Miami Science Museum is open daily and its admission rates vary depending on the age but also Miami Dade residency. General adult admission is $15 and $11 for seniors, students, and children between the ages of 3 and 12. If you're a resident of Miami Dade County, then the general admission price for adults is $12.70 and $9.50 for seniors, students and children between 3 and 12. Be sure you eat before coming here, because there are no on-site restaurants or eateries, just a few vending machines.

The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium are located on 3280 S. Miami Avenue and are not too far from Coconut Grove and are located across from Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. If you are driving you can go on I-95 and exit at 1A and then follow the signs that lead to the Museum/ Planetarium. If you're taking Metrorail, you should get off at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and walk one block to the Miami Science Museum.

The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium offers discounts for students and seniors. Students have to bring their IDs and seniors have to be over 62 years old. For Miami Dade residents, students and seniors can save $3 on the admission fee and everyone else will save $5.

Science Museum and Planetarium -  Atractions in Miami

Free fridays stars observation on the The Miami Science Museum

Anyone from the high end visitor to the budget traveler will enjoy exploring the Miami Science Museum. If you want an interesting evening while in Miami, it's a good idea to visit the Miami Science Museum and Planetarium on the first Friday of every month, when there are free Planetarium shows going on and open access to the Planetarium's two telescopes.

If you have children, note that children under 3 get in for free but the dark planetarium might scare them. If you have a family and plan on visiting several times a year, think of getting a membership which provides free admission all year-long. The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium are fun for anyone; whether you're traveling alone or with your family you'll have a blast exploring the different exhibits about atoms, molecules, electricity and more.

The museum features temporary exhibits, year-round planetarium laser shows, and wildlife displays. There are a variety of temporary exhibits displayed at the museum. These exhibits change from time to time always updating information and featuring creative activities.

Science Museum and Planetarium -  Atractions in Miami

The Miami Science Museum a classic in Miami things to do

Since 1966, the Miami Planetarium has educated and entertained children of all ages. Its 65-foot diameter dome takes you on a journey out of this world! The SPITZ "Space Transit Planetarium" star projector which displays a replicate image of the skies as seen from planet Earth. The 231 seats of the dome accommodate large groups year-round with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium also houses the Weintraub Observatory which invites locals and tourists the first Friday of the month to an Observatory session via two powerful Meade telescopes. From 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm you can view the planets, some of Jupiter's moons, Saturn's rings and certain deep sky galaxies, nebulas, and stars.

MiaSci Wildlife Center where visitors can see and learn about the habitat of certain animals up close. There are also trainers and experts who can address your questions and comments.

Science Museum and Planetarium -  Atractions in Miami

Miami Science Museum Hours of operation

Open Daily from 10am to 6pm (box office closes at 5:30pm)

Members Free
Adults/Children (Dade County residents) $12.70/ 9.30
Others $14.95

Large group trips to the museum can be accommodated and should be scheduled in advance.
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