Frost Science Museum is Red Hot This Summer

The Frost Museum of Science opened in early May and has exceeded attendance projections each month since. The museum, which is located at Museum Park right off Biscayne Boulevard and I-395 is crushing expectations in its first three months.

1Attendance figures:

May (partial month) – 87,662 visitors

June (first full month) – 115,838 visitors

July (through 7/18) – 79,900 visitors

The museum projected 700,000 annual visitors yet it is primed to double that number and then some. To put that in perspective, the Perez Art Museum Miami or PAMM for short, received 300,000 visitors in its opening year. The addition of the Frost Museum of Science should attract more visitors to the PAMM which will continue to make the entire Museum Park lot a success for cultural development in Miami’s urban core.

The entire area has seen a real renaissance since the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Knight Concert Hall opened several years ago. The addition of flagship museums to the city’s interior is a nice complement that is just across the street and raises the area’s prominence. Walkability and green areas have historically been absent in downtown Miami so this addition brings residents of the local neighborhoods just that.

 

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