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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.

Amenities:
  • 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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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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Aviation Celebration: Events and Special Guests

December 19, 2014 - January 04, 2015
December 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily May the Force How many “invisible” forces act upon you and the environment and you every day? Watch as we prove these forces exist through simple, yet fun, experiments Stomp Rockets Step into the Rocket Lab and construct your best rocket. Then get set on the launch pad, give it your best “stomp” and watch it fly as we test for height and distance. Paper Airplanes Take to the sky and test your best built paper airplane model as we measure height, distance, and longest airtime. DaVinci Copters Make your very own Leonardo DaVinci helicopter to take home. MaxFlight Simulator Take to th ...Read More>> skies in our flight simulator and become a fighter pilot as you maneuver your aircraft while trying not to get shot down. For the thrill seeker with a strong stomach, perform barrel rolls in this 360-degree motion simulator. LIVE SCIENCE SHOW Velocity Vroom Ever wonder how a Boeing 747 stays in the air? Join us as we experiment with various items to discover the secrets of Bernoulli’s Principle. Aviation Celebration: Special Guests The Art of Aircraft on Display at the Museum December 19 – 21, 2014 Steven Greenwald Design is proud to present the art work of Frank Martin. Frank Martin’s award-winning technique of multi-layered abstract paintings, incorporate collage, painting and graphics in a process that captures the stories of flight with fresh color and vivid imagination. 501st Everglades Squadron Star Wars Mockup Characters December 20, 2014 Wear your Star Wars costume and join Star Wars fans who will be out in full costume. Amazing Butterflies Guest Speaker Jose Muniz December 27 & 28, 2014 / January 3, 2015 Grab your seat for some fun with this live, interactive show about butterfly anatomy and life cycles. 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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SEVENTH SON: AN IMAX ® 3D EXPERIENCE

February 06, 2015 - February 28, 2015
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
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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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Whale of A Good Time

February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015
February 14 -16, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily Baleen vs. Toothed Whales Baleen Whales use bubble netting whereas Toothed Whales use echolocation for hunting. Learn why the largest animals in the ocean eat the smallest organisms. Whale vs. Human Compare yourself to the size of the ocean’s gentle giants as we measure them out on the floor in the Museum. Learn where Humpback Whales hang out in the summer months and how far they migrate to birth their young during the winter months. Migratory Patterns Learn where Humpback Whales hang out in the summer months and how far they migrate to birth their young during the winter months. Weightless Whal ...Read More>> s Why do whales prefer to live in the water rather than the land? “Bob” around with us during this fun and informative table talk. Create your own Whale Song Give us your best attempt at recreating a whale song. Read Less
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