Artistic Surfaces Installs Polished Concrete at The New
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
After much anticipation, Miami’s state of the art science museum opens. The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium was one of the first museums ever built in Miami. It has become, The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and is now located in Museum Park on the Bay in downtown Miami.
This $305 million-dollar museum includes 4 buildings and sits in an area of 250,000 square feet. This area includes the Frost Planetarium, Gulf Stream Aquarium, and north and west wings. Visitors to the museum will be presented with state of the art interactive science exhibits, an outdoor Energy Playground, human body exhibits, the Gulf Stream Aquarium with Sea Lab, The Weintraub Observatory, The Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center, and a high-tech digital Planetarium.
One of the highlights of this new museum is the three-story Gulf Stream Aquarium and Sea Lab, which is designed to take visitors to the exhibit through the beautiful watery worlds of South Florida. This exhibit includes a suspended 100-foot wide, 500,000-gallon tank that supports 4.5 million pounds of water. Visitors will be able to stand underneath the tank and watch various sea creatures swim by through a 60,000-pound oculus lens.
At the heart of the science museum is the MeLab - A set of hands-on exhibits and activities designed to help children learn how the mind and body works. Artistic Surfaces installed 18,000 square feet of polished concrete in this exhibit. For this area, we installed highly durable polished concrete floors that can withstand the large amounts of foot traffic expected to pass through the exhibit. The colors of the concrete were kept subtle and include Raven Black, China White, and Raccoon Fur. These colors also help increase the ambient lighting which naturally enhances the beauty of the polished concrete. The highlight feature of the floor is the broken mirror aggregates, which give off reflections when viewed at certain angles.
At Artistic Surfaces, we’re dedicated to helping institutions like The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science achieve the greatest value for your flooring investment. We are known as a leading contractor for commercial, industrial and residential flooring applications specializing in various types of poured in place flooring. Our company is renowned for its visionary approach to flooring design and application. Artistic Surfaces award-winning projects include; major hotels, art museums, airports, arenas, and upscale commercial buildings. We offer a complete range of services to suit any commercial, industrial, or residential, flooring project. Our experts will work with you to select materials and plan the process down to the finest details. Have further questions? Feel free to give us a call at (954) 968-1700.