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TBT - Frost Museum of Science Construction Progress Photos

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

TBT (June 25, 2014) - 5 years ago the Frost Museum of Science was under construction before it was finally completed in May 2017. Groundbreaking occurred February 2011.

Located in Museum Park along with the Perez Art Museum of Miami, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science broke ground in February 2011.

The 250,000 square foot museum was designed by Grimshaw Architects and will feature outdoor landscape, a 600,000 aquarium, a full dome 3-D planetarium and cafes. Phillip and Patricia Frost generously donated $35 million to the museum in 2011. 

Once completed, the science museum, art museum and museum park are expected to transform Downtown Miami into a cultural arts hub.

Construction is expected to be completed sometime in 2015.

Below are construction progress photos.

Aerial View of Bicentennial Park Opening, Before It Was Museum Park

Originally used as the first location of the Port of Miami, Museum Park has evolved over the years. After the Port of Miami moved to Dodge Island, the land was transformed into Bicentennial Park and opened in 1976. The video below is an aerial view of the park, which had two baseball fields and many trees. From 1986 to 1993, Bicentennial Park was used for the Grand Prix of Miami and several music festivals. The Perez Art Museum of Miami was completed next to the park in 2013 before it was transformed in Museum Park. Once Museum Park was completed the Frost Museum of Science opened in 2017.

Frost Museum Of Science Opens Today

Frost Museum of Science

Frost Museum of Science

The Frost Museum of Science, located at 1101 Biscayne Boulevard in Museum Park is open to the public today. 

Two years ago, construction was at its halfway mark and we showed a video of the construction progress.

Construction photos since the February 2011 groundbreaking can be viewed here.

Frost Museum Of Science To Open May 8th

Frost Museum of Science

The Frost Museum of Science is scheduled to open on May 8th of this year, according to The Miami Herald. 

The $305 million museum is located in Museum Park in Downtown Miami next to the Pérez Art Museum of Miami. 

Previous photos of the Frost Museum of Science under construction can be viewed here.

Frost Museum Of Science Construction Progress Photos

Frost Museum of Science

Frost Museum of Science

More progress is being made on the Frost Museum of Science since our last update in August 2016. 

Work is being done on the exterior of the aquarium and the solar panels have been installed on the roof. Drywall is being finished in the interiors. The museum is expected to receive its temporary certificate of occupancy this month, according to Miami Today and open by Spring of this year.

The Frost Museum of Science is located in Museum Park (previously Bicentennial Park) next to the Pérez Art Museum of Miami. 

Previous construction photos of the Frost Museum of Science since groundbreaking can be viewed here.

Frost Museum of Science Construction Photos

Frost Museum of Science Construction Photos

Construction on the Frost Museum of Science is about 80% complete and is scheduled to open first quarter 2017, according to The Miami Herald.  

The Frost Museum of Science is located in Downtown Miami in Museum Park, which was previously known as Bicentennial Park. 

Construction progress photos of the Frost Museum of Science since groundbreaking can be viewed here.

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This Was Downtown Miami In 1977 - Before & After

The photo on the left is what Downtown Miami looked like in 1977. Brickell Key was just an empty island in the process of development. The site American Airlines Arena is currently on was used as a Port and Bicentennial Park was in its infancy. Fast forward to 2015 and the Frost Museum of Science is under construction and many condos and offices have filled Biscayne Boulevard and the Downtown core. Biscayne Boulevard has also been widened to support the traffic. In both photos the one constant that has remained is the iconic Freedom Tower.

Bonus Photo: Downtown Miami in the 1930's