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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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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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So glad that Imax is showing first run blockbuster movies since our regular movie theater in Riverfront closed doors. Nothing like watching dinosaurs leaping from a 5 story high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Take a break from the sun or great activity for rainy weather. Fun, hands on activities and IMAX theater is awesome!

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Montreal, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My two-and-a-half year old LOVED this place and my husband and I had a surprisingly great time too (and our 8 month old in her stroller enjoyed looking at everything). We went on a very hot summer day when I didn't want the kids to be outdoors. When we arrived there were a lot of schoolbuses outside so I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is great for kids of all ages. There is a special section as you walk in toward your left for kids under 6. The rest of the museum is hands on. Little and big hands take turns with the exhibits. There is always something new to explore or see. The IMAX theatre is amazing. They also provide summer... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

So glad that Imax is showing first run blockbuster movies since our regular movie theater in Riverfront closed doors. Nothing like watching dinosaurs leaping from a 5 story high 3D screen.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went with our teens to the place, it was from the late 90ties we were there and we were shocked to see how the place down graden. It is not for teenagers, 16$ entrance is quite high knowing that 20 to 25% of the stuff Was not working, a big disappointment

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My 8 and 10-year old sons loved it, and so did my wife and I. We spent a half day, and it was plenty of time. Very enjoyable. Don't miss the IMAX.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great for kids. A lot of unusual stuff. Also IMAX is here. Could be managed better for the admission price though.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I use to go to this museum as a kid. Honestly not much has changed. Some of the exhibits are out dated and some didn't work. Do not go on a weekend. Overly crowded with lines for some exhibits!

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Hollywood, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First time being disappointed with this location. Usually the exhibits are amazing, but many of the hands on exhibits to play with were not working. Upstairs, they had exhibit on body, but geared for the really young. My 8 year old Grandson was disappointed, but liked aquarium and dinosaur area. He told me he thinks it is for really young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This has to be the best one in Florida. We have visited many and this is by far my favorite. Lots of things to do and see and it is also interactive. Pending family size and how many times you plan to entertain here the yearly family membership is the way to go

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Additional Information about Museum of Discovery and Science

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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