MIAMI – March 14 – The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today that they will temporarily close and suspend public admission to the museums beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. The Downtown Miami museums have taken this difficult but necessary course of action in an abundance of caution and in the best interest of their guests.
Frost Science will continue to provide its animals with dedicated, professional care. During this time, museum staff from both institutions will continue to work both on- and off-site, and a dedicated custodial crew will continue to regularly clean and disinfect the museum campus.
An operational plan is being put in place to manage the temporary closure. The museums will continue to monitor updates from Miami-Dade County’s Department of Health, Florida Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Miami-Dade Emergency Management, and other relevant agencies and organizations. Visitors should monitor the museums’ regularly updated websites and social channels for the latest information regarding the museum’s response to COVID-19.
About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. The 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces. Learn more at pamm.org.
About the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Located in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading-edge science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Sitting on four acres, the 250,000-square-foot museum divides into four distinct buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and the North and West Wings. At Frost Science, visitors can explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Frost Science is supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the City of Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Learn more at frostscience.org.