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Museum of Discovery and Science

Address: 401 South West Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number: +1 954-467-6637
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Ranked #3 of 17 Museums in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Movie theaters, Museums, Fun & Games
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Owner description: There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery...
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Type: Science museums, Movie theaters, Museums, Fun & Games
Activities: Leisure education
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 five-story-high film adventure at the newly renovatede AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. 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, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours at this modern and very informative museum. Great way to spend a rainy day. The kids will love the exhibits.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum was hosting the Tutankamun exibition when we were there. It was AWSOME X 10!!!! We also bought a cat statue. The museum was very well done. The exibition was very organized and state of the art. I personaly think a trip to the museum is must do.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is supposed to be an interactive museum. On the day we went many of the exhibits were not working. Quite disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband, three year old son and I spent a few hours here on a rainy day! It was clean, fun and interesting for all ages!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went to the Museum of Science and Discovery with two children aged 9 and 10. We purchased a combo ticket which included an I Max film about humpback whales. Our timing was perfect as our early afternoon arrival gave us plenty of time to experience everything and to avoid morning visits by many school groups. The museum has lots... More 

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Fort Lauderdale,Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This a fun attraction to take children on a rainy day , or if they need time away from the sun/ beach, it is also educational !'but they DO try to engage all the children in activities!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There wasn't a whole lot to see and what was there everyone list interest in quickly. A lot of the hands on things were either broken or too complicated to figure out. The simulated air boat ride was really cool though and very enjoyable. Also, even though their menu said they would upon request, the Auntie Ann's inside the museum... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is a must for locals and visitors. The exhibits are always changing and always engaging. There are many hands on experiences that my children and I never tire of. Great activities for children (and adults) of all ages.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The IMAX theater sound system was so loud that we had headaches when we left. It was actually painful at times.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Starting with the most amazing clock in the courtyard there is wonder after wonder. On the bottom floor they have displays of turtles, gators, snakes, and exotic insects. There is also a play area for smaller children. Upstairs is for children of all ages and some grown ups too. There are airplane cockpits where you can make believe you are... More 

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