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“Great for kids”

Museum of Discovery and Science
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US$62.54*
and up
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: Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 24 June 2014

It's kind of pricey but very informative and the kids will love it. Go for dinner on Himmarshee and spend the day in the Riverwalk area before and after your trip to MODS. The IMAX theater is cool too.

Thank Mamie B
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We're really not prone to letting the kids roam around attractions - indoors or out. This venue was different with a very open floor plan where we could keep the kids within eye view without being on top of them every single minute. This attraction is part museum, part aquarium and party experimentation lab! They had such a wonderful time.

2  Thank Simesime13
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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.

1  Thank MrCartman
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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.

1  Thank Celling
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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.

Thank Telamarie
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