Learning about science and technology is a delight at the Miami Science Museum, which has 140 interactive exhibits, classes, youth development programs, lectures and demonstrations, all customized according to the ages of the participants. Changing exhibits often are the result of collaborations between the museum and community artists or organizations, such as the recent “Energy Tracker,” an interconnected trail of interactive stations that explored basic energy principles and the future of renewable energy. The Space-Transit Planetarium offers laser shows on the first Friday of each month (absolutely worth it if your visit coincides with first Friday) and the museum is also home to the Weintraub Observatory and a wildlife center that showcases rare eagles, reptiles and insects and their roles in the environment, and teaches kids how to handle confrontations with scary and dangerous species. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day 10AM-6PM. Admission is $14.95 for adults; seniors and students with I.D. pay $10.95; children under 3 get in free.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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