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.
Keep your eye on the cup as we explain why water marbles can disappear right before your eyes and then watch as we make them reappear.
Watch as we showcase a number of different forces used by Superheroes and villains during this hands-on table talk.
Watch as our experienced science staff demonstrates how electricity can be safely harnessed.
Can you jump as high as Superman? Join us as we measure your highest jump and find out if you could be a Superman or Supergirl!
Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.
• Live Music: Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa
• Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
• Special Guests: The Ukus, Aiga, Viriamu
• Coconut Husking: Samoan demonstration
• Palm Weaving and Lei Making
• Live Polynesian drumming
• Samoan Fireknife Dance
• Poi Tasting
Keiki (Children) Corner
• Island Games
• Tattoo Design
• Moko-New Zealand face painting
Island Music Lessons
• Tahitian Drums
• Conch Shell
• Bird Lovers Club
• Ronin Taiko (Japanese Drums)
• Natya Mãrga (Indian Dance)
• Calligraphy Expert
• Origami Expert
• Hiro Asai (Kimono Hiro)
• Institute Budokai Studies
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.
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.