The Miami Museum of Science in Florida features star shows at the Miami Planetarium and hands-on exhibits for children. The museum also houses the Bird of Prey Center dedicated to the ecological research, rehabilitation, and release of injured birds of prey.

The attraction is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (box office closes at 5:30 pm), and closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Admission is $14.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors and students with I.D., $10.95 for children 3-12, and free for kids under 2. Ticket price includes entrance to all museum galleries, planetarium shows, and the wildlife center. Weintraub Observatory is open the first Friday of the month from 8:30pm to 10pm, weather permitting. For more information, call 305-646-4200.

The new Patricia and Phillip Frost museum will be opening in 2015 in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The eco-friendly museum will be powered with sustainable energy. If you are looking for a place to stay, try the nearby JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa is great for spa fans.

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Location: 3280 South Miami Avenue , Miami , Florida , United States , website, 305-646-4200