Philip Frost and wife Patricia are one of Miami’s most benevolent donors. But even for them, it was pretty generous to donate an additional $10 million to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science that is currently under construction. (Take a look at recent shots of the progress here). Together they have contributed a whopping $45 million towards the museum that is named after them.
The Frosts’ latest gift was more than well received by co-chairs of the museum, Trish and Dan Bell, who said, “We are extremely grateful for their continued support, allowing the museum to be a center for learning and innovation for everyone to explore the impact of science and technology on our lives.”
The museum is at its midpoint in construction. The planetarium is the most recently completed piece of the much anticipated Museum of Science, which is expected to open in the summer of 2016.
“The planetarium’s virtual journeys will extend beyond the traditional explorations of outer space,” said Gillian Thomas, president and CEO of the science museum.
The dome is a focal-point of the museum’s exterior, that will be sure to be an icon for downtown Miami and Museum Park. It counts on 16-million-color projection system that can display images both within the interior of the dome and outside it.