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