Completion is expected sometime in 2015.
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The Frosts spent $35 million for the naming rights.
The new museum will also boast two wings of exhibition and classroom space; a café; an energy playground; a 600-person event space; and, an Everglades-to-Ocean “living core” area to include the 500,000 gallon “Gulfstream” aquarium.
According to the museum’s website: “The building itself will harness energy from water, the Sun, wind, and even Museum visitors to power exhibits and conserve resources.”
In an e-mail, spokeswoman Kelly Penton of Schwartz Media said, “The building is oriented to maximize natural light and ventilation; rainwater collection and reuse. Principal exhibition areas will include health, food and nutrition, energy, communications, weather, disasters, and special “River of Grass” exhibition for young children.”