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Museum of Discovery & Science


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There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. See exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts. Discover the amazing Everglades in the Florida EcoScapes exhibit. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator or take a simulated ride in the 7D Theater. And immerse yourself in a five-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Whether you’re two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun.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. Exhibits only tickets prices are $14 adults; $13 seniors; $12 children 2-12. To purchase advance tickets, call 954.713.0930. For show times, visit 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

  • Activities:
  • Educational Sessions Available, Natural Wildlife Viewing,
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Covered Parking/Garage, First Aid Station
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 2 - 3 hours,


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Tiny Giants 3D

Now - 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


Humpback Whales 3D

Now - 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


Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Now - September 08, 2015
Sesame Street Presents: The Body offers an engaging, free-flowing learning experience set in the fun, familiar and reassuring world of Sesame Street. The loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body and how to keep it healthy. Each exhibit area has multiple activities to provide age-appropriate and exciting learning opportunities for children at a variety of developmental levels. The exhibition emphasizes scientific investigation and developmental and curriculum-based learning goals for children ranging from two to eight years old. T ...Read More>> ese learning goals tie into the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life Curriculum. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank. This exhibit covers everything from fingers and toes to ishy, squishy insides! Your Outsides — Identify parts of the body, learn what they do, and discover new ways to use them. Get playful pointers in Your Wonderful Hands with puzzles, sign language games, shadow puppets, and more • Learn what happens when a body starts moving in Your Legs and Feet • Join Bert and Ernie playing the Your Amazing Body interactive video game and try to correctly identify parts of the body Your Insides — Uncover facts about the skeleton, muscles, and organs • Play the huge Count’s Organ Organ to learn about internal organs and what they do • Follow food on its journey through the body in Digestion with Oscar • Pull the lever on Oscar’s Sneeze Machine and unleash a giant sneeze Staying Healthy — Learn good daily habits for staying well • Scan groceries in Mr. Hooper’s Store to learn about a variety of healthful foods • Get moving at Rosita’s Locomotion and discover how exercising puts the heart and other muscles to work • Toddlers can visit Baby Bear’s Mini Mart and stock up on colorful foods to enjoy any time • Have good clean fun playing the silly video game, Rub-A-Dub Tub, with Ernie and Bert Read Less



September 03, 2015 - September 10, 2015
September 3, 2015 to September 10, 2015 Frank Martin, a former special-ops mercenary (played by newcomer Ed Skrein,) is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend soon takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabonal), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian king ...Read More>> in, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women looking for revenge. From the producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy, The Transporter Refueled is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin that launches the high-octane franchise into the present day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. This film is rated PG-13. Read Less


Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Kids Love & Family Expo

September 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Join us for a Celebrity-Filled Extravaganza where family fun comes first! Kids will be entertained with tons of fun and interactive activities, while parents can discover the latest and greatest in products and entertainment from 75 vendors & sponsors! Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet celebs like, Lea Black from BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of Miami and Disney Jr.’s Genevieve Goings. Expo is included in regular exhibit admission.



September 17, 2015 - October 04, 2015
Experience it in IMAX 3D first on September 18; see it everywhere September 25. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic 3D adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Wort ...Read More>> ington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. This film is rated PG-13. Read Less


Ford Motor Company presents: Ford $5 Days

September 19, 2015 - September 20, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2015 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring FORD $5 DAYS to the Museum on September 19 and 20, 2015. On these dates, visitors only pay $5 exhibit admission per person to spend a day exploring hundreds of dynamic exhibits.


Fire Prevention Day

October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Side-by-Side House Burn 1:00 p.m. Celebrate Fire Prevention Week with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. Watch what happens to a house with no fire protection versus a house with fire protection as we set them to burn. Meet our Local Heros - Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Take photos with some of the bravest people we have in Fort Lauderdale South Florida American Chemical Society Chemistry Clubs and faculty members present hands-on chemistry activities demonstrating the 2015 National Chemistry week theme “Chemistry Colors Our World.” Kapoor Show Keller Scien ...Read More>> e Theater 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Various colored flames, hydrogen balloons and exploding eggs will blow your mind. Read Less


Animal Grossology Halloween

October 31, 2015
Owl Pellets Owls cannot chew their food and swallow their food whole. Take a close look at the indigestible material like teeth, skulls, claws and feather that is too dangerous for the owls to digest. Yucky Jelly Bean Tasting Does it taste like armpit or cotton candy? Be careful which jelly bean you taste. Some may be a trick and others a treat! Taste Edible Bugs! Don’t bug out when you take a bite of our edible crickets and larvets. Arachnids Do you have a fear of spiders? The more you learn about our insect friends, the less creepy they become. Animal Skins and Sheds Reptiles, arachnids and insects are able to shed their skins but we ...Read More>> are not. Become one of these animals for an instant and make a human shed. No-Skid Squids Look inside of a squid and learn how it moves and eats. Beware…you might get stuck by the suction cups on one of the eight arms…and it will never let go! Blubber Glove Ever wonder how some arctic animals stay warm in the cold? We can show you with our blubber glove! Sticky Webs Spiders make some of the most amazing webs. Do you have what it takes to stick with it? Microscopic Bugs Take a look under our lens at some creepy critters that you can’t see with the naked eye. Reptile Show Did you know that snakes smell with their tongues? Join us to meet and learn interesting facts about all our reptile friends at the Museum. Read Less



November 05, 2015 - November 19, 2015
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes. This film is not yet rated.


2015 Marvels of MODS Gala Presented by Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale

November 14, 2015 - November 15, 2015
The 2015 Marvels of MODS Gala Presented by Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale will benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science. This much anticipated event will host 650 guests who will experience an exciting evening complete with a high-energy Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction and glamorous dinner & wine pairing. Later in the evening, the MODS crowd will dance the night away and compete for some luxurious Live Auction items The Museum Trustees along with Co-Chairs Russell Klenet, Stacy Ritter and Jason Williams invite you to join us and show your commitment to the MODS mission to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science f ...Read More>> r children and adults. You can show your support through purchasing tickets or committing to a Gala Sponsorship, Table, Program Ad or Donation. Sponsorships are available from $60,000 to $1,000. Tables range from $15,000 to $6,000. Individual tickets are $600. We look forward to confirming your participation in this world class event. Contact: Robyn Harper at or 954-713-0906. She will be happy to answer any questions. Read Less

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