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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. 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 www.mods.org/imax. 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,
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Covered Parking/Garage, First Aid Station
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 2 - 3 hours,

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IMAX with Laser starts September 30, 2016 at AutoNation IMAX 3D Theatre

September 29, 2016
This fall, the science of cinema will be raised to the level of Magic when IMAX with Laser illuminates the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theatre’s six story screen by lasers. This new technology with dual 4K laser projectors is set to revolutionize the way we experience 3D films on the big screen. The new laser projector technology offers brighter images, intense colors, and incredible detail that will leave you in awe. There’s also a next-generation immersive 12-channel sound system featuring 114 speakers capable of 52,000 watts of digital sound. Whether it’s a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpitating force of a volcano, audiences will experience a ne ...Read More>> kind of visceral sound experience. IMAX with Laser is a blend of science and art to deliver a cinema experience that suspends disbelief and transports audiences to new worlds. It’s the difference between watching a movie and being a part of one. The AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater will be the only place in Florida where you can experience the power of IMAX with Laser. Read Less
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DEEPWATER HORIZON: THE IMAX® EXPERIENCE

Now - October 12, 2016
Based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history. Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, and John Malkovich. This film is not yet rated.
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National Parks Adventure 3D

September 30, 2016 - December 31, 2016
National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and climber Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike and climb across America’s most prist ...Read More>> ne parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all. Narrated by Robert Redford. Read Less
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A BEAUTIFUL PLANET 3D

September 30, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Our world—a magnificent blue planet, dotted with gossamer clouds and gleaming in the brilliant flood of sunlight—is changing. From space, the Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion across the globe. But it is within our power to protect the planet. While we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From The Walt Disney Studios, IMAX and Toni Myers—the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3D—A Beautiful Planet presents a breath-taking visualization of our world and a hopeful ...Read More>> ook into the future of humanity. Read Less
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National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Weekend Activities

October 01, 2016 - October 02, 2016
October 1 & 2, 2016; October 22 & 23, 2016 Noon – 4 p.m. Federal Dogs Meet the K9’s that assist our local task forces performing their every day jobs. Special Response Vehicles Explore and take pictures with an array of vehicles provided by the Drug Enforcement Agency. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, October 22 Only 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. People can drop off their unwanted or unused prescriptions in the Museum bus loop off SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 to DEA Special Agents, no questions asked. Speaker Series Speak with various DEA Agents and D.A.R.E. representatives about who, what, where, and when of their jobs. ...Read More>> Sponsored by: Drug Enforcement Agency, SAMHSA and CSA. Read Less
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VOYAGE OF TIME: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE

October 07, 2016 - April 07, 2017
Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, narrated by Brad Pitt, is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world … and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema's most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time represents the filmmaker's first foray into documentary storytelling. The film's panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed ...Read More>> from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse life-forms on planet earth, including humankind — in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience — a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery — in which all the elements come together to form Malick's most original film to date. Read Less
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Laser Technology Weekend

October 08, 2016 - October 09, 2016
Laser Jell-O Everyone knows Jell-O can wiggle and jiggle, but did you know it can also be used as a color filter? Join us as we experiment with this tasty treat and test the reflection of different colored lasers. Hologram Make your own device that you can use to create a 3D hologram image. Laser Obstacle Course See if you can overcome the obstacles and get your laser beam to the finish line.
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National Chemistry Week Activities

October 15, 2016
South Florida American Chemical Society Chemistry Clubs and faculty members present hands-on chemistry activities demonstrating the 2016 National Chemistry week theme “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry”. CSI Chemistry Learn what’s inside our “Mystery Boxes” through a series of experiments. By using chemistry uncover how you can build one yourself. Egg-speriments Learn what can be unshelled when we egg-speriment with eggs! KaBoom! Science Show 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Head over to our Keller Science Theater as we experiment with various salts and chemicals to change the colors of flames inside hydrogen balloons.
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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK: THE IMAX® EXPERIENCE

October 20, 2016 - October 27, 2016
Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide. Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh and Aldis Hodge. This film is not yet rated.
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Mercedes-Benz Ft Laud Presents: MODS Masquerade: A Venetian Fantasy Gala

October 29, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cocktail Reception 8 p.m. -11:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MODS Masquerade – A Venetian Fantasy Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a formal masquerade-ball themed evening with a Venetian twist complete with dining and dancing. This year’s gala will honor Jon Ferrando, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Discovery and Science and Executive Vice President of AutoNation, Inc. Jon Ferrando has spent the past 11 years as Officer on the Board of Trustees and 10 years as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ferrando will ...Read More>> be presented with the prestigious Community Leadership Award. You can show your support by purchasing tickets or committing to a gala sponsorship, or program ad or making a donation. Sponsorships are available from $60,000 to $3,500. Tables range from $15,000 to $10,000. All proceeds will benefit operations and programs at the Museum of Discovery and Science. For more information on tickets please contact Hillary Wallace at 954.713.0918 or Hillary.wallace@mods.net Read Less
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GrossOut Halloween

October 31, 2016
Itsy Bitsy Spider Do spiders make you shiver? Test your courage and attempt to pick up all the itsy bitsy spiders. Creepy Crawlers Bugs give lots of people the creeps. Are you brave enough to touch our creepy crawlers? Ooey Gooey Slime Hocus Pocus! Create your own concoction to make ooey gooey slime. Skeletal X-Ray Need a hand? Collect all the right bones and make your own skeletal hand print. Mad Crazy Chemistry Show Join our mad scientist for a chemistry show filled with spooktacular spells and potions! Inky Squid Look inside a squid and learn how it moves and eats. Beware…you might get stuck by the suction cups on one of the eight arm ...Read More>> …and it will never let go! Halloween Hopscotch Hippity hop through our graveyard hopscotch. Read Less
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DOCTOR STRANGE: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE®

November 03, 2016 - November 17, 2016
November 3, 2016 through November 17, 2016 After a tragic accident, world renowned neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions in order to defeat dark forces beyond reality as we know it. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong. This film is not yet rated.
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Dr. Strange Weekend

November 05, 2016 - November 06, 2016
Sundials Create your own sundial to take home and watch time fly by. 3D Printers The future of printing will appear before your eyes as we have our 3D printers going full steam all weekend. Holograms Ever want to make your own hologram float above your phone? Well, now is your chance as we show you how to make a hologram projector.
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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE®

November 17, 2016 - December 01, 2016
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Starring: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman and Jon Voight. This film is not yet rated.
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Mystical Animals Weekend

November 25, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Mystical Creations Let your imagination run wild and create your own mystical beast! Tricks of the Color Learn how animals play hide and seek by using camouflage as a defense mechanism. Museum’s Magical Animals The Museum has many animals that are magical in their own way. Learn about these animals magical characteristics!
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE®

December 15, 2016 - January 12, 2017
Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Starring: Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed and James Earl Jones. This film is not yet rated.
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Ocean Explorers Camp

June 19, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Five-Day Camp Offered June 19- 23, 2017 or August 7 – 11, 2017 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: $250 per five-day camp - includes all workshop materials. Museum Members receive a $25 discount. Call: 954.713.0930.
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