Attendance at the newly opened Frost Museum of Science has been strong since opening in May, bringing thousands of visitors to downtown Miami every day (and creating traffic bakcups at the entrance to Museum Park.)
These are the full attendance figures since the museum opened, provided by a spokesperson:
May (partial month) – 87,662 visitors
June (first full month) – 115,838 visitors
July (through 7/18) – 79,900 visitors
Attendance appears to be well ahead of already lofty expectations. Before opening, Frost had been projecting 700,000 annual visitors – triple the number that they received at their old location.
By comparison, the adjacent Pérez Art Museum Miami received 300,000 visitors in the first year (an average of 25,000 per month), and 1,000,000 total visitors through April 2017 (a similar average per month). Those visitor numbers were also ahead of expectations.
Frost has received a 3.4 rating after 386 reviews on Google. Some visitors have complained of overcrowding.