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The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, Patriot National Insurance Group and Wells Fargo. The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. Combo Ticket prices (Exhibits & IMAX Experience Film) are $20 for adults and seniors; $17 for children 2-12. For IMAX only, tickets prices are $14 for adults and seniors; $11 for children 2-12. To purchase advance tickets, call 954.713.0930. For show times, visit www.mods.org/imax. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the Museum box office. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org.

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  • Activities:
  • Educational Sessions Available, Natural Wildlife Viewing,
  • Site Type:
  • Museum of Science,
  • Tour Information:
  • Guided Tours, Self-guided tours,

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Journey to the South Pacific: An IMAX 3D Experience ®

Now - February 12, 2015
Filmed in the heart of the Coral Triangle, amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Journey to the South Pacific transports audiences to an underwater Eden where exotic marine life flourishes. Sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures thrive here in this special place, the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem in the world. In this feel-good ocean adventure, audiences join a 12-year-old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with the world’s largest fish, witnesses’ sea turtles laying their eggs after a 6,500-mile journey across the Pacific, and encounters exotic critters like the coconut octopus. H ...Read More>> re, Raja Ampat’s islanders use ancient wisdom and modern science to protect their local reefs, showing what it means to live in balance with the ocean. A tale of celebration and discovery, Journey to the South Pacific brings to life the extraordinary undersea beauty and inspiring human stories from this unique part of the world, revealing that we are all islanders on this ocean planet we call home. Journey to the South Pacific 3D is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with IMAX Entertainment, presented by One World One Ocean, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett. Website: http://www.imax.com/journeytothesouthpacific/ Read Less
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Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Now - February 12, 2015
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman narrates Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Directed by David Douglas and written and produced by Drew Fellman, Island of Lemurs: Madagasc ...Read More>> r 3D is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment. Read Less
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Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists

Now - January 05, 2015
Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists pulls visitors in to the modern search for real black holes—the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe. Through a combination of hands-on physical models, computer-based investigations, immersive experiences, and a technology-assisted learning environment, visitors can make sense of the weird ideas behind black holes, and examine the evidence to weigh for themselves whether black holes have moved from the realm of science fiction to the status of reality. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be assisted by the video guidance of both professional and teen-aged “Black Hole Explorers.”
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DRACULA UNTOLD: AN IMAX ® EXPERIENCE

Now - November 04, 2014
Dracula Untold explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler, depicting Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war. The horror tale is set to take place in Romania during the Turkish invasion as Vlad goes to the greatest of lengths to fight for his homeland and loved ones — even if it means selling his soul and becoming forever doomed as a creature of the night. Luke Evans, as Vlad, is known for his dashing roles in Fast and Furious and The Hobbit.
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BUGS 3D: A RAINFOREST ADVENTURE

Now - December 15, 2014
In this ground breaking film, extraordinary, large format 3D images bring us face-to-face with this amazing universe, where raindrops fall like hand grenades, a leaf weighs more than a car, and a blade of grass soars high into the clouds. Insects are colorful and diverse. They range from the beautiful to the bizarre. Bugs! 3D invites us to explore a truly hidden world. Using cutting-edge macroscopic technology and a lively soundtrack, we introduce a cast of insect characters who will fascinate and amuse the entire family.
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JOHN WICK: AN IMAX ® EXPERIENCE

Now - November 03, 2014
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the 'assassin genre'.
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Celebrate Fire Prevention Day

October 25, 2014
YMCA Fire Prevention Cool down with the YMCA inside the Museum with a number of hands-on interactives for everyone in the family to learn the best in fire prevention practices. Side by Side House Burn Let’s end the summer on a super HOT note by celebrating Fire Prevention Week with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. Watch what happens to a house in our backyard as we set it on fire with no fire protection and then try again on a house with proper protection. Take photos with the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Fire Trucks and EMS Vehicles used by some of Fort Lauderdale’s finest firefighters. Ame ...Read More>> ican Red Cross in association with Steve Sellars Meet the people who are always there for you when disaster strikes. They will also showcase their Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for the kids to tour. South Florida American Chemical Society. Meet real chemists and try your hand at awesome experiments that give off HEAT! KaBoom! Show 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Get blown away by this explosive show! imple materials to create twisting and turning roller coasters that seem to defy gravity. Read Less
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Trick or Treating at MODS

October 31, 2014 - November 01, 2014
Friday Night, October 31, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Activities included with paid exhibit admission Halloween Costume Contest Come dressed up as your favorite children’s movie character or bring the whole family down dressed as the cast from your favorite movie. Prizes will be awarded to best costumes throughout the night. Pumpkin Bowling Pick your own pumpkin and try to bowl a strike. EcoScapes in the Dark Venture through our EcoScapes exhibit and see what our animals like to do at night in the Museum. South Florida Pirates Ahoy mateys! Join us for an Argggg-mazing night as the South Florida Pirates take the Museum by storm. Mad Scienti ...Read More>> t Electricity Show Look out for our local mad scientist who will give you a shockingly good time with his many electricity experiments. Joey the Otter Take pictures with Joey the Otter as he parades around in his favorite Halloween costume. Special Halloween Activities also include: • Touch Snakes, Gators, and Bugs • Jelly Bean Taste Testing • Taste Edible Bugs! YEEUUCK! Read Less
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INTERSTELLAR: AN IMAX ® EXPERIENCE

November 04, 2014 - December 16, 2014
Interstellar is the highly anticipated film by Christoper Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine as space travelers who travel through a wormhole to save an Earth crippled by climate change. McConaughey, Hathaway and Caine are Oscar® winners and Nolan has written and directed some of the biggest and best blockbusters of all time. Much of this movie was filmed with IMAX® cameras. Website: http://www.interstellar2014-movie.com/
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The Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale 21st Century MODS Gala

November 08, 2014
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale 21st Century MODS Gala on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Museum will honor Mr. Terry Stiles for his more than 30 year involvement on the Museum’s Board of Trustees as well as his contributions to the greater Fort Lauderdale community. This year’s gala is co-Chaired by Rick J. Burgess, Esq. of Gunster; Jim Ellis, president of Ellis Diversified; Tony Giordano, Market 5 President Mercedes-Benz; and Kenneth Stiles, VP of Stiles Corporation. Guests will experience a world class event complete with a high-energy Cocktail Reception sponsored by Wells Fargo and an ...Read More>> mpressive Silent Auction. Guests will be delighted by the Hollywood glamour theme and escorted down the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ to enjoy a decadent dinner & wine pairing designed by A Thierry’s Catering and complimented by Penfolds and Matua wines. Later in the evening, the MODS crowd will dance the night away and compete for some luxurious Live Auction items including a lease on a 2015 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet convertible! “I am incredibly honored to be recognized by the Museum of Discovery and Science at this amazing event,” said Mr. Stiles. “My involvement with the Museum spans more than 30 years and included the leadership of the fundraising, design and construction of the building you see today. MODS continues to be an integral part of our community, contributing to our culture as well as the ultimate success of Greater Fort Lauderdale, and I am proud to be a part of it.” Sponsors and benefactors are also included in the exclusive Underwriters’ Party sponsored by ADT and hosted by S3 to kick-off this must attend event. All proceeds will benefit operations and programs at the Museum of Discovery and Science. For more information, reservations or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robyn Harper at 954.713.0906 or rharper@mods.net Read Less
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Interstellar Special Events

November 09, 2014 - November 16, 2014
November 9, 15 and 16, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily Celebrate the highly anticipated film by Christoper Nolan, Interstellar, by participating in special Museum activities! StarLab Learn what the night sky looks like each night during the fall and “winter” months throughout the year. “Light” Year Understand how far light travels in one year. Stomp Rockets Blast off to space by shooting rockets that use air pressure to launch. Diapers in Space! Learn how NASA gave us the science of diapers and how it is used in today’s world.
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Turtle Race Weekend

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Start Your Turtles Think your pet turtle has what it takes to step in the ring and compete against other turtles including the Museum’s champion turtles? If so, come on down with your own or borrow one of ours and race them against each other until there is only one CHAMPION. Turtle Art Make your own stained glass sea turtle to take home.
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Tiny Giants 3D

December 17, 2014 - August 31, 2015
Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history. Using the incredibly imm ...Read More>> rsive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world. Visual effects will enhance the audience’s perception of scale as multi-layered backgrounds exaggerate the sense of miniaturization. Viewers will never see our planet the same way again. Read Less
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Brain: The World Inside Your Head

January 14, 2015 - May 03, 2015
The Museum will host the 5,000-square-foot, traveling exhibit Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Made possible by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Brain: The World Inside Your Head began its run at the Smithsonian and has been touring to select cities in North America. Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction. This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and ...Read More>> p close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. In the process, the exhibition makes brain-related disorders easier to understand. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation. Read Less
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Humpback Whales 3D

February 13, 2015 - January 31, 2016
The ocean’s Humpback whales have inspired a 3D giant screen film that will premiere in international theatres. Humpback Whales will take audiences to the underwater world, to the faraway places where Humpbacks live and thrive. From the clear turquoise waters of the South Pacific to Africa, Hawaii and Alaska, this 40-minute ocean adventure will reveal what we know about this giant mammal and what mysteries scientists are determined to solve. The fifty-foot whales will appear life-size on the giant screen. Audiences will swim alongside them, and be entertained by their high-spirited, full body acrobatics as the whales leap, twirl, lunge and s ...Read More>> lash their way onto the giant screen. Using the magic of computer graphics, viewers will become like the fabled Jonah – and be swallowed by a whale in a fun, water-churning roller-coaster ride into the giant’s maw. We’ll see mothers caring for their young and listen to males sing a song that fills the theatre. Because international laws now ban whaling, more than 100,000 Humpbacks live and travel off our shores. They play, they need a good meal, they care for their young and breathe the air we breathe. And Humpback Whales will sing their song for audiences everywhere. Read Less
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