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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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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



Now - February 11, 2016
Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, through, and within the most dramatic continent on Earth: Africa. Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the giver of life itself -- water. Water crafts wild Africa from its jungles to its deserts, conjuring up life wherever it journeys on its eternal continental cycles ... traveling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers, or sheltering coral cities. The wild of Africa are born of water -- it dictates the character of the entire continent and will lead us through an epic 3D visualization of the great water cycle, as it related to African wildlife. Each audienc ...Read More>> member will feel right at the heart of the action, whether it's amongst a million dancing flamingos, a family of gentle gorillas, or a herd of swimming elephants. AFRICA 3D -- a magical journey through the heart of the wildest place on earth. Read Less


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



November 19, 2015 - December 10, 2015
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. This film is not yet rated.



December 18, 2015 - January 28, 2016
A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Directed by J.J. Abrams. This film is not yet rated.

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