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