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Museum of Discovery and Science

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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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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 ride in the 7D simulator. And immerse yourself in a six-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida featuring IMAX with Laser. Whether you're two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

We LOVE The Museum of Discovery and Science! (MODS for short) Some exhibits are there year-round while others are only for a select time, so there is always something new to see. My two children (ages 10 and 14) love it there and so do...More

Thank DocRaider
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Nice museum for children. They have two floors to look around and explore. The IMAX is there too so you can also catch a movie in 3-D.

Thank Vivian S
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Greasy fingers all over. Rocks, boring exhibits and kind of small. Went to the iMax and popped over to see what it was. Really geared only to kids. The otters are the best part!! Loved them!

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

I took my ten year old here, expecting to be bored, but I was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed all of the exhibits and interactive displays as much as she did. Not only was this fun, but educational, as well. I loved everything about it, and...More

Thank gud2bsue
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My friend an I carried our kids that we mentor here, they enjoyed EVERY second of it... and we spent about 4 hours in there. -The price is alright (nothing that will rob you wallet) -The things to do are almost endless, my favorite thing...More

Thank Jerone5740
Reviewed 18 June 2015

a great place to visit with kids. its fresh and really educational. we usually visit places like this when we are on travels, and i must say that this is probably the one that has been in best shape. very few objects "out of order".

Thank Julio B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We are a family of four: mother, father, 2 teens aged 18 and 17. Provided a great escape and entertainment while waiting for our cruise to start the next day. A good half day spent here.

Thank Jasmine1900
Reviewed 17 June 2015

A great place to spend your time if it rains. We visited twice and enjoyed both our visits. Lots to see and learn. Definitely worth a trip especially for school aged children.

Thank roadtripswc
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Spent the afternoon there with my 5 & 7 year old- they loved it! I think they had a nice collection of exhibits and there was a lot for them to do. It was great that there were interactive rides and things to keep them...More

Thank dlsst79
Reviewed 11 June 2015

This is my second year being a member and I am not sure who has more fun there - me, my husband, or our 3 year old son! I love the otters exhibit (4 real otters swim and play) and the ever changing exhibits on...More

Thank Sanibelroo
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Response from Niamb | Reviewed this property |
Just three might be a little young, but there are plenty of hands on things to do that even very young children can enjoy. Our four year old grandsons had a blast. While there were some activities they couldn't participate... More
10 September 2017|
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Response from Cindy W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, sorry, w went with a bunch of friends , there is a separate cost for the IMAX
19 July 2017|
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Response from Hialeah73 | Reviewed this property |
If you have kids it's going to depend on how interested they are in different things I would think you could easily spend four hours in there with no problem I'm thinking even six depending on the age of the children Also... More