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Frost Museum Of Science Sees Strong Attendance In First Months

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.

 

 

(frost/instagram)

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Anonymous
Anonymous

This is fantastic news… congratulations to Miami.. with time, more and better exhibits will be setup.

marc
marc

You have to start somewhere.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Are they going to finish this thing? Like remove all the ugly trailers and maybe even complete the park?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It looks like Skanska is not in a rush to finish the landscape.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Haven’t been in a rush for anything.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good…good.. let the hate flow through you

Anonymous
Anonymous

The views are more impressive than the actual exhibits. But nonetheless, it’s a start for a city that is only 100 years old and has to compete with Orlando, the Bahamas, Cancun, Panama, Punta Cana and now Cuba!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sad! The best part of a science museum are the views?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, God forbid we ever have to compete with places like Paris, NYC, and London which are considered worthy because of their arts and culture.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If a tyrannical country with no money or capital, because most of it came here and the remainder financed the leaders’ luxurious lifestyles, is what you call competition, we must be doing a terrible job!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Get over it–you old guard Cubans need to shut up for Miami to move on–thank you for building the framework, realize that you need to step down now–you old Cubans would probably seize control of Miami and become dictators yourselves if you guys could

Anonymous
Anonymous

Except I’m not Cuban, nor Hispanic for that matter. If you progressive and hip “next generation” like Cuba so much, live there. It would be a much bigger help to the country rather than tourism which only lines the Castro criminal family’s pockets.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I was there two weeks ago and it was such a disappointment. It is essentially a glorified day care center. it is not a place where youre going to find serious exhibits for adults. Hopefully they go away from that approach given the fact that the Childrens museum is in the vicinity.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Completely agree. I really wanted to like this place but I was very underwhelmed by the finished product. Exhibits feel like they are all catered strictly for field trips. Half of the flight room is a giant table to catch paper airplanes. Efficient use of space.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

Agree 100%. Loved the building, hated the exhibits. Nice start BUT we have a long way to go. Right now it is neither an aquarium nor a science museum. Wish they had the money to do more.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They had the money, they blew it on the building.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Are they operating in the black or red? Can they repay their taxpayer bailout?

Anonymous
Anonymous

SO overhyped. A micky-mouse museum that feels incredibly underfunded. Yelp reviews are more accurate (2.5 stars).

Anonymous
Anonymous

2.5 stars on yelp.

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