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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 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

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Now - May 31, 2014
Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival photographs and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty.


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

Now - December 31, 2014
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: Read Less

Goosebumps: The Science of Fear

Now - September 02, 2014
Have you ever wondered why our knees tremble, our hands shake and our hearts race when we get scared? This exhibit, developed by the California Science Center, allows students to experience fear in an exciting, safe environment. They will participate in numerous interactive challenges that test their fears, while teaching them the science behind the reactions of fear. Exhibit highlights include: Fear Lab, Fear Challenge Course, Fear Theater, Fear in the Wild and Faces of Emotion.


Island of the Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Now - December 31, 2014
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


Joey's Egg Hunt

Now - April 20, 2014
April 18 – 20, 2014 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Daily Hop (or waddle) along with Joey the Otter in search of colorful eggs left by Joey himself! Select eggs will include fun prizes, candy treats or discounts to family entertainment activities at the Museum. • Activity Lab Create fun items to wear on Joey’s Egg Hunt! Enjoy “ear-making” and coloring stations along with some surprise weekend activities.



Now - May 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 through May 18, 2014 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) This enhanced release will feature approximately nine additional minutes of never-before-seen footage and takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home. James Cameron, the Oscar-winning director of “Titanic,” first conceived the film 15 years ago, when the means to realize his vision did not exist yet. Four years in production, AVATAR 3D, a live action film with a new generation of special effects, delivers a fully immersive cinematic exper ...Read More>> ence of a new kind, where the revolutionary technology invented to make the film disappears into the emotion of the characters and the sweep of the story. AVATAR 3D is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. This film is rated PG-13. Twentieth Century Fox presents a James Cameron Film, AVATAR 3D, starring Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is written and directed by James Cameron and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau. Read Less

Changing Seas presented by WPBT

May 31, 2014 - June 01, 2014
• Screening and Q&A with Changing Seas Team Be the first to see two brand new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning public television series: Changing Seas. • Narrated Screenings 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Join the Changing Seas team as they reveal what it takes to produce each episode of this popular marine science series filmed in Florida and the Caribbean. Stay for a one-on-one question and answer session that accompanies each screening. • Meet the Experts Interact with the world-renowned scientists whose research is featured in the episodes. Find out how you too can travel the world and become a leader in the field of marine science. • The “C ...Read More>> anging Seas” Lab 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Dive into today's greatest ocean challenges as you participate in a variety of water-based activities in our “Changing Seas” Labs that include the “Become a Coral Reef” game and coloring contest. Read Less


Ocean Explorers Camp

June 23, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Offered June 23 – 27, 2014; July 21 – 25, 2014; August 11 – 15, 2014 Campers will spend two days at the Museum and three days at FAU’s SeaTech in Dania Beach exploring coastal marine and coral reef ecosystems. They will conduct estuary and barrier island field work and tour FAU’s ocean engineering and electronics labs, submarine, and flow tunnel. Plus, learn about sea turtles, marine science careers, and design, build, and race a solar-powered boat. Fee: $300 per five-day camp. Includes all workshop materials.

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