Craving a little stardust? Visit Frost Planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami and witness its dazzling planetarium shows. The planetarium offers a lifelike experience for spectators, making you feel like you're flying through the universe at light speed! Grab a friend and travel through time and space together.
The 250-seat planetarium uses a large dome screen and powerful visual technology to immerse the viewer for an exciting and educational experience. The dome screen simulates a nearly 360-degree view of the cosmos, flooding your field of vision with space matter without ever having to leave Earth.
There are two planetarium shows at the museum that will hurl you through the universe and back. The first is Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. This show is a celestial flight among the stars in our own night sky, including the Sun. The second show is Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter, narrated by Tilda Swinton. This show delves deeper into modern knowledge of space, exploring such topics as dark matter, the Big Bang, and particle colliders.
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Frost Planetarium also offers cool space programs to explore, like "Star Gazers." "Star Gazers" is the only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy in the world. The series began in 1976 and is hosted today by James C. Albury. It features naked eye viewings of the night sky such as constellations and lunar eclipses.
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Frost Planetarium suggests you arrive 15 minutes before your showtime. Tickets are available here, and will give you access not only to planetarium shows, but also to museum exhibitions, the aquarium, and live science demonstrations. Buy your ticket today and you'll be over the moon.
Miami Museum Planetarium
Address: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science at 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Times: Journey to the Stars: 10:40 am, 12:00 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter: 1:20 pm, 3:20 pm, and 4:40 pm.
Price: Adults: $27.95 online. Children: $18.95 online
Why you need to go: Well, you can't get on a spaceship just yet so this is the next best thing!