By: Ismael Rodriguez

The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, a 250,000-square-foot campus sitting in Miami’s Downtown Museum Park, will open its doors to the public on May 8 after a five-year wait.

London-based Grimshaw Architects partnered with local firm Rodriguez and Quiroga in bringing Miami a museum comprised of a planetarium, aquarium, north wing, and the west wing, which includes space for exhibitions, a learning center, science store and café.

“The technology, engineering, and sustainability features found throughout the museum rival those on a globe stage and will inspire and motivate generations to come,” said Frost Science president Frank Steslow in a press release. “Our goal is that Frost Science will be an international destination and vibrant educational space that encourages curiosity and investigation.”

The museum, now in its final stages of construction, awaits the final arrivals, which feature exhibits on the history of flight, from dinosaurs to aerospace engineering and the physics of light.

For more information about the museum, exhibits and purchasing tickets, visit their site at: http://www.frostscience.org/