Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science continues to share the power of science, spark wonder and fuel innovation for the future right here in Miami. A leading-edge science museum, we’re always excited to see what the institution brings to The Magic City and boy, are we excited for what’s next. Starting this Friday, October 8th, Frost Science will be home to the east coast premiere of Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity. Skin is a bilingual, multi-sensory exhibition where the whole family can dive into the the shape-shifting, color-changing and ever-evolving science of skin.
Stimulate your own skin’s sensations of temperature, vibration, and pressure as you explore the interactive displays and take advantage of this lens into evolution and diversity. In addition to the impactful moments and displays, Skin intends to catalyze thought and dialogue around the social, political, and cultural significance of both race and identity in our evolving world. Learn more about the associations of skin color throughout history, discover how evolution has shaped diversity in human skin, and understand the underlying genetics of skin color.
Not only exploring our skin, this exhibition is also aimed to traverse the properties of skin across various organisms. From regenerative armored reptile scales, aerodynamic bird feathers and insulating mammal fur to adaptation for survival with hard shells and thick skin, you’ll be able to see beyond the surface to get a better understanding of the properties of skin.
Personal yet universal, skin is not only a complex organ that serves as an interface, but it also holds cultural significance that can shape how we as humans view ourselves and interact with each other. Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity presented by Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute will be on view from Friday, October 8, 2021 through Sunday, April 3, 2022. For more information on the exhibition, you can learn more here.
All photos provided courtesy of Frost Science