The community investigates Sherlock Holmes at the Frost Science Museum
To celebrate its fifth anniversary in its downtown Miami location, the Frost Science Museum presented its largest summer exhibit yet, while clocking record attendance.
“Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibit” features detailed sets, elaborate Victorian-style exhibits and interactive evidence stations that appeal to Sherlock enthusiasts, the simply curious and families with children who love to play detective, said Joseph A. Quiñones, vice president of Frost Science. of marketing.
“We’ve welcomed nearly 3 million customers since opening in March 2017, which is quite an achievement,” he said. “And we’ve never had a special exhibit of this size and scale before, which also makes this particular exhibit a blockbuster summer exhibit that is truly an immersive interactive experience.”
Frost Science at 1101 Biscayne Blvd. increased the number of pedestrians and footfall by about 120% compared to the stable pre-Covid year, which is fiscal year 2019, Mr. Quiñones said.
“And compared to last year, we tend to be up more than 50%,” he said. “It’s really the unofficial start of our summer season, but over the last month we’ve had an average of about 1,000 people on a weekday, then on the weekends we’re reaching about 2,500 people in total.
These numbers will increase during the summer when the children are out of school.
The museum’s planetarium is also offering three shows in anticipation of its fifth anniversary, including Worlds Beyond Earth, Dynamic Earth and Living Worlds
“In the last five years,” Mr. Quiñones said, “we’ve never seen such pent-up demand for our programs like summer camp, where they’re all sold out even before the first week of camp.”