The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) in Downtown Miami is thrilled to announce the launch of the re-envisioned MeLaB exhibition. This enhanced exhibition, sponsored by Baptist Health, provides innovative ways for guests to connect with their health and wellbeing and now has so much to explore it has been spread across two levels in the museums West Wing.
Alongside live demonstrations there are new fun, interactive features to get visitors moving and experimenting including the Health Lab, where guests can step into the shoes of a health scientist and conduct experiments and Crush the Calories, an action-packed game, where you slice as many fruits and vegetables as you can before the clock runs out with the goal of encouraging movement.
There are five interactive zones to explore (Eat, Move, Relax, Connect and Learn), each offering experiences that reveal the connection between your body and brain. Guests will be able to fill up a virtual plate with their favorite foods to find out how to balance calories in with calories out; take timed brain teaser challenges to see how they respond under pressure or sink into a relax pod to learn which music helps them unwind.
A highlight of the reimagined MeLaB is a thought-provoking Artificial Intelligence (AI) installation by UK artist Thomas Webb that was recently unveiled at SCOPE Miami Beach 2019. One of the largest versions of his sculptural invention, the digital infinity mirror will be on view for guests to experience and provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the choices that affect our mental health and wellness.
The piece is titled I Like It When I See You In Person Because You Cant Lie To Me Like You Do On The Internet and focuses on our collective emotive responses. The installation uses facial recognition technology to react to facial expressions in real time and speaks to the real-life scenarios created through our daily use of technology and its impact on mental health.
MeLaB is a permanent exhibition located in the Baptist Health Galleries at Frost Science and admission is included with all museum admission tickets. Additional information on the exhibition can be found at www.frostscience.org/melab.
Visitors can take advantage of extended holiday hours to explore everything MeLaB has to offer as the museum will be staying open until 7:30 p.m. from Friday, December 27 through Saturday, January 4.
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About the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science)
Located in Downtown Miamis Maurice A. Ferré Park, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading 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 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. It is 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.
Extended Holiday Hours
$5 off ticket discount valid for Explorer tickets purchased after 5:00 p.m. on Holiday Extended Hour Evenings. Offer begins on Friday, December 27, 2019 and ends on Saturday, January 4, 2019. Discount available only at the onsite museum Ticket Center. Discount not valid on special programming, events and Laser Evening shows. Cannot be combined with other offers and/or discounts. One Explorer Ticket admission includes access to all museum exhibitions, aquarium and your choice of one Frost Planetarium show. Normal parking fees apply.