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Museum of Discovery & Science


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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

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


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


Ocean Explorers Camp

Now - 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.


Butterfly Weekend

August 02, 2014 - August 03, 2014
Learn how to build a butterfly garden, participate in a butterfly release and see the amazing IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies in 3D on the BIGGEST screen in South Florida, AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater at noon and 3:35 p.m. August 2 & 3, 2014. Through spectacular 3D imagery, audiences will witness beautiful butterflies flying off the screen into their arms. Based on a remarkable true story, the epic film immerses audiences in a triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations -- tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences will discover a truly spectacul ...Read More>> r sight: hundreds of millions of REAL live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth! Combo ticket includes August 2 & 3, 2014: • Butterfly Garden Tips Learn what types of plants, dirt and species of butterflies you can put together in a butterfly garden. Plus, take home some seeds to start your garden. • University of Florida Entomological Society Meet entomologists and find out the inside scoop on arthropods. • Butterflies Live! – 1:30 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: Jose Muniz from Amazing Butterflies. Grab your seat for some fun with this live, interactive show about butterfly anatomy and life cycles. • Butterfly Release – 2:30 p.m. Learn all about the short but amazing life of a butterfly during this exciting program. Enter the raffle to be a lucky winner to release a butterfly into the wild. • All about Arthropods! – 3:30 p.m. Meet a Museum animal handler for an interesting look at these creepy crawlers and find out the difference between insects and arachnids and which arthropods help to pollinate our crops and beautiful flowers. Face your fears by getting close to an Emperor Scorpion and a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Read Less

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