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Museum of Discovery and Science

401 South West Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-467-6637
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Science Museums, Movie Theaters
Activities: Leisure education
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... more » 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. And immerse yourself in a five-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® 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. « less
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something different to do when the Museum was suggested. Both grandkids loved it. 13 and 4. We will be back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Kids had fun and that's all that counts. Multiple flight simulators and nice Black Hole exhibit. IMAX are being renovated. Should be completed by end of 2014

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were sorry that we missed the I-Max Theater due to renovations. The Air Boat exhibit was our favorite, so realistic with the turns, wind in your hair, & bumps. We didn't have time for the real thing, just as good.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of neat things to do and see. Has a virtual airboat ride and Mars trip. We had a lot of fun looking at all the exhibits and the otters. If you have young children there is even more to do and see.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived to find that the IMax theatre was closed. This was a bit disappointing and cut short our visit. However, the museum was fun and not at all busy. Plenty of interactive exhibits, although I`ll never make a pilot, that`s for sure. Used the time to take a walk down to Las Olas waterfront.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was mostly disappointed in this visit since a lot of the games, activities either did not work or were broken. Overall it seems that management does not pay any attention.

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Port St Francis, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A very disapointing visit, not worth the price.Displays advertised still closed. Too many screaming running kids.Only good when taking small kids very little interest to adults and older people. Save your money for this trip and do something else with the time.

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Bethesda
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We love this museum. We bought the annual family pass and every time we are in Florida to visit our grandchildren we take them to the museum. It has tremendous educational and entertainment value for the children. Our grandkids aged 8,6 and 4 love the place and they are thrilled to do the airplane flight simulations or any one of... More

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Davie, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

a fantastic experience. be sure to take some kids with you. there is so much to look at and to experience.

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this is the place to see the most natural wildlife in florida. the MOSI in Tampa is really something. The exibits captivate the kids. the butterfly garden is the most serene place in the middle of the city of tampa. I recommend you visit this museum if you really want to learn all the things that florida is famous for... More

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