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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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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
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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
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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
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Meet Elmo at the Museum

Now - August 15, 2015
May 30 – August 15 Every Saturday Morning “Elmo Learns About” 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. followed by Elmo Meet and Greet until 11 a.m. Elmo Learns About… May 30 Exercise June 6 Touch June 13 Nutrition June 20 Smell June 27 Teeth July 4 Hearing July 11 Skeleton July 18 Lungs July 25 Eyes August 1 Muscles August 8 Stomach August 15 Safety Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.
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JURASSIC WORLD: AN IMAX ® 3D EXPERIENCE

June 11, 2015 - June 30, 2015
Jurassic World is the long-awaited next installment of Steven Speilberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. This epic action adventure stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar, off Costa Rica's Pacific coast, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence an ...Read More>> peril. Read Less
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Summer Nautilus LIVE Series

June 12, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Friday mornings from 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Dates listed below) Join us as we connect with Dr. Bob Ballard’s world renowned research vessel, Nautilus, and learn about ocean research as it is happening. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Nautilus crew. The Nautilus will spend the summer exploring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos, and the Pacific Coast June 12 Return to the Galapagos Rift: A homecoming to Dr. Ballard's site of hydrothermal vent discovery June 19 Exploring the Galapagos Rift, Ecuador National Geographic filming on board June 26 Formation of the Galapagos Platform, Ecuador July 3 E ...Read More>> plore the volcanic past of the Galapagos Platform, Ecuador July 10 Proceed with caution: Mapping the underwater mountains of the Central American coastline July 17 What lies beneath? Seafloor characterization of Central America's coast July 24 Seamount Mapping along Southern California (about to arrive in San Diego) July 31 Get to know our own backyard: California Borderlands (offshore San Diego) Aug 7 California Borderlands: Underwater America (offshore Los Angeles) Aug 14 California Borderlands (offshore Los Angeles - days before exploring USS Macon) Aug 21 America's first aircraft carrier, USS Macon, and exploration of the California Borderlands (offshore Los Angeles) Read Less
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Meet The Animals Weekend

July 04, 2015 - July 05, 2015
July 4 & 5, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. There are a variety of creatures that call the Museum “home” from sharks and geckos to snakes and alligators. Stop by and learn the truth about our resident critters. • Touch Tank Meet the creatures that call our tidal pools home. Horseshoe Crabs, Sea Urchins and more. o Shark Feeding: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. o Reptile Shows: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. o Otter Talks: 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION - THE IMAX ® EXPERIENCE

July 30, 2015 - August 13, 2015
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is an upcoming American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie and written by Drew Pearce and Will Staples. It is the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series and stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. It is produced by Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions. This film is not yet rated.
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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – THE IMAX ® EXPERIENCE

August 13, 2015 - September 17, 2015
In this film based on the popular 1960s TV series, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin embark on a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization working to proliferate nuclear weapons. This film is not yet rated.
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