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“Great museum for the kids, and adults also”

Museum of Discovery and Science
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US$62.54*
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Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We've been to this museum numerous times and always have a great time. They recently made a number of changes, all for the better. Much cleaner, better display's, and brighter. They are also planning a whole outdoor area in the near future. Tons of stuff to see and do here for all ages. Our kids enjoyed looking at everything, learning about new things and playing on the airplane display's (where you can fly a plane in a flight simulator).

If you're looking for something fun to do with the kids, this is definitely worthy.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Very new and clean space for kids. Our kids had a great time running around there is plenty of room and they have a great mix of various Florida specific things. They have aquariums small alligators and there's even a guy that walks around holding a two foot alligator. Our kids really liked it on the second floor there is a game where you try and avoid a tiger on the screen or kids especially like that one and it was probably their favorite thing to do there. It does get busy so go straight to the second floor when you get there and go right to the tiger we're picking the fruit and trying to avoid the tiger. Pretty basic but fun game.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We went to this museum while on vacation. The IMAX movie (Journey to the South Pacific 3d) was very interesting and worth watching. A lot of the museum's exhibits were hands-on and interesting to play around with. My biggest complaint is that there were several exhibits that were either broken or not functioning correctly, so that was rather irritating.

The highlight of our trip to the museum, was paying an additional $5 to do a flight simulator for 3 minutes. We really enjoyed that.

The place is really designed for younger children, so I felt our group (all adults) got a little bored at times.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a fun family time to take when you don't want to be outdoors in Sunny South Florida. So pick a rain day and go to the Museum of Discovery and Science; they have a neat aquarium to explore some big fish, a Nasa space probe, and a tremendous amount of interactive displays for the family to try. You can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat, see the antics of river otters, try hurricane force winds at the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a shark, and see some interesting science shows. There is a lot to do here, but as the exhibits don't change very often, once you've done it a few times, give them a chance to change the exhibits.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We saw all exhibits but nothing like the airboat simulator as it was literally better and more fun than the real Everglades ride with the gator boys show which was short but interesting

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