Experience the most unique event venue in South Florida by reserving the museum for your next private gathering. Spanning two floors, the museum features over 200 interactive exhibits including live animal habitats. See animals native to Florida and peer in on the world's largest captive living Atlantic coral reef. Whether it's a cocktail or dessert party, dinner, awards banquet, wedding or picnic, groups from up to 3,000 will find an exciting indoor/outdoor setting to create a successful event.
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The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.
Visitors and photography aficionados can enjoy the new permanent Clyde Butcher exhibit made possible by a generous donation from Jim and Lisa Dobson. Clyde Butcher is a nationally recognized conservationist who uses his breathtaking photography to help preserve natural environments throughout the nation. Six of Clyde’s spectacular photos will be on permanent display.
The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA, has developed a national traveling exhibition program called Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.
Great Balls of Fire explores the mysteries of these celestial objects. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from? These a
d many other questions are answered in Great Balls of Fire.
• Climb into a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter on a mission to gather data about asteroids and comets.
• Enjoy a display of art and artifacts that tell the story of comet observations throughout human history.
• Learn the size of the average rock in a meteor shower event (it’s smaller than you think!).
• See what would happen if asteroids or comets of various sizes hit your hometown.
• Use a variety of tests (magnetism, color, density/relative weight) to determine if a rock is a meteorite (or a meteor-wrong).
• Determine if clips from Hollywood films are Science Fact or Science Fiction.
• Build your own solar system, including asteroid belts and comets.
Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Science Mitigation and Preparedness Event
June 04, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Exhibit Admission
South Florida families are invited to a free day of activities at Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Science Mitigation and Preparedness on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Florida Division of Emergency Management, Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center. Partners include Broward County Emergency Management, City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management, Florida Power and Light (FPL), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Miami-Dade College.
Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Science Mitigation and P
eparedness activities include interactive weather briefings and demonstrations by local meteorologists, presentations by FIU Wall of Wind Researchers, “Pet Preparedness” Tips in the Wildlife Rescue Exhibit, and live theater shows featuring Professor Tinkermeister, Owlie Skywarn and hurricane hunters. Guests will have the unique opportunity to conduct a hurricane broadcast in the Museum’s Storm Center and meet the WSVN-Channel 7 weather team comprising of Chief Meteorologist Phil Ferro along with Meteorologists Vivian Gonzalez, Brent Cameron, and Karlene Chavis.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 , 2016
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 2016
The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July. Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle
ay travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.
At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.
The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget.
Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks. Participants must be 9 years of age or older. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.
Drugs: Costs and Consequences : Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause
September 23, 2016 - January 16, 2017
Most Americans are unaware of the science behind the damaging effects of drugs on the mind and body, or of the other tremendous costs associated with the production, sale, and use of drugs. The costs to society–estimated at more than $180 billion a year–are borne by all of us in some way. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans are not drug users, we pay for users’ lost productivity, their health care, criminal justice costs, child welfare costs, and the impact their drug use has on our own health and safety. This exhibit is designed to open eyes to the science behind drug addiction and the countless costs of drugs–to individuals
American society, and the world–and to provide food for thought on how each and every one of us can make a difference.