at the

Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science

December 6–10, 2023

Frost Science: 1101 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132
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Open to the Public

Artist at Sea Exhibition with the Schmidt Ocean Institute

Art and ocean science meet as Nautilus teams up once again with the Schmidt Ocean Institute. This collaboration will showcase the mesmerizing works from the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program, with exhibits spanning both Frost Science and Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Continuing the tradition from their prior showcases at the Explorers Club in March 2022 and the Lisbon UN Ocean Conference in June 2022, attendees can expect breathtaking artworks inspired directly from the explorations of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Falkor (too) research vessel.

Free for Nautilus members
Wednesday, December 6–Sunday, December 10
Open to the public daily from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Museum Admission required

“The Blue Paradox”

The award-winning immersive experience from the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is coming to Miami. “The Blue Paradox” is more than just an educational exhibit—it’s a visceral journey into the depths of the ocean’s majesty, its importance, and the looming threats of the plastic waste crisis. The Frost Planetarium promises an enthralling, full dome first-person preview of this experience during Miami Art Week.

Free for Nautilus members
Wednesday, December 6–Sunday, December 10
Frost Planetarium
Presented by SC Johnson, in partnership with Conservation International

Nautilus Lounge at Art Basel Miami Beach

Nautilus and UNESCO will present a series of works from the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program. The exhibition in collaboration with Schmidt Ocean Institute will present some of the latest pieces from their international Artist-at-Sea program, which hosts residencies for artists to participate in ocean science. The collection welcomes new pieces from Max Hooper Schneider, Taiji Terasaki, Michel Droge, Robert Stackhouse, and Rebecca Rutstein, among others.

Friday, December 8–Sunday, December 10
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Miami Beach Convention Center
Open to Art Basel Miami Beach ticket holders only

An Evening of Film with the Schmidt Ocean Institute

Join us for an evening of short films in the Frost Science planetarium, exploring the ocean and cutting edge research surrounding it. Including the award winning shorts Climate Under Pressure, The Art of Exploration, and more. The screening will kick off with a live connection with research vessel Falkor (too), and close with a Q&A.

Free for Nautilus members
Saturday, December 9
6–8 p.m.
Frost Planetarium
Drinks provided by Glenfiddich.

Invitation Only / VIP Members

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The Intersection In Collaboration with OMEGA and Viking Cruises

A dialogue like no other awaits attendees. Nautilus’ latest episode of their “Intersection” video series brings together deep ocean explorer Victor Vescovo and astronaut Nicole Stott. This stimulating conversation, set against the backdrop of the Frost Planetarium and in front of a live audience, will be live-streamed over Nautilus, promising a unique blend of oceanic and space exploration insights.

Free for Nautilus VIP members
Wednesday, December 6
6–7 p.m.
Frost Planetarium
By Invitation only

Opening Reception and Concert for the Ocean

As the sun sets on December 6, the Frost Museum will come alive with the mellifluous strains of the first Nautilus/UNESCO Concert for the Ocean. With actor, writer and ocean activist Matthew Modine as the Master of Ceremonies, this musical delight will be the perfect crescendo to the Opening Reception of Nautilus and UNESCO at the Frost Science Museum/Art Basel Miami.

Free for Nautilus VIP members
Wednesday, December 6
7–10 p.m.
Frost Ocean Room
By Invitation only

Rewilding Symposium with the Bertarelli Foundation and Re:wild

An enlightening symposium is on the horizon. With the marine science and conservation expertise of the Bertarelli Foundation and the passionate vision of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Re:wild Foundation, attendees can delve deep into the intricacies of rewilding the ocean and its islands. The event focuses on stories of hope and opportunity told by those at the forefront of science and practice, combined with innovators who are finding new ways to protect and restore biodiversity. The day-long event promises a treasure trove of knowledge on the science and conservation of rewilding.

Free for Nautilus VIP members
Thursday, December 7
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Symposium: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Frost Planetarium
By Invitation only

Special thanks to our sponsors and partners:

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Bertarelli Foundation


SC Johnson

Viking Cruises