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Museum of Discovery and Science

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Address: 401 South West Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number: +1 954-467-6637
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Leisure education
Description: There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and...
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.
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Kids had a blast, great exhibits!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Good learning experience for children. I was disappointed that at least six of the interactive exhibits were not working properly and we paid an entrance fee.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 I! It's a great escape from the South Florida heat... plus the kids are learning... More 

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Cutler Ridge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 will post photos soon.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 was being able to sit in an actual aircraft cockpit and though its not functional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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".

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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 entertained.

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Additional Information about Museum of Discovery and Science

Address: Address: 401 South West Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number: +1 954-467-6637
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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