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Miami science museum includes event space

Convention facilities could be major boost for downtown Miami
December 24, 2013 10:30AM

Rendering of the Frost Museum of Science

Rendering of the Frost Museum of Science

Miami’s new science museum is not only expected to elevate downtown Miami’s cultural profile, it should help the area attract more conventions and major events.

Scheduled to open in 2015, the $275 million Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will include 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, Daily Business Review reported. That would give downtown a substantial boost in event space offerings. Only about 143,000 square feet of convention space currently exists in the area, according to a 2011 study commissioned by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Plans call for event space inside the museum’s central building and two smaller buildings flanking it to the north and west. A planetarium would also be available for select evening functions. [Daily Business Review]Eric Kalis