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Museum of Discovery and Science

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Address: 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
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
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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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A good view of the science behind the events

A good place to visit and broaden the scientific approach and temperament and obtain explanation for many things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ashwin99
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Bangalore, India
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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We do this every Florida visit. There is always at least one new exhibition and the imax movies are great. Good place to take a family on a hot day,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The IMAX theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is excellent. One of the largest I have seen and it really felt like you were in the movie. Buying a ticket to the theater also gave us access to the museum. Really nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit and broaden the scientific approach and temperament and obtain explanation for many things.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting folks in Ft. Lauderdale and took a day trip to this museum with a 19 and a 10 year old. Both were fascinated! We saw lots of live animals, and all the displays were fun as well as educational. They have an area for " brain teasers" that we spent over and hour at trying to figure out.... to... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend a Sunday with kids. This is a very big museum with interactive exhibits for kids and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my 8 year old son with his cub scout pack, he had a blast. He enjoyed the animals, bats, fish, turtles and the otters. I could have sat and watch the otters all day. There are interactive trivia games & brain busters, a lot of hands on things. We spent better than 4 hours there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for both adults and kids. Lots to see and learn. Very large place and would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our 6 year old and our teenager. They both had a wonderful time. There's a lot to do and see, and many of the exhibits are interactive. Most importantly, they are all educational. We also loved the 3D IMAX cinema where we watched a documentary called, "Our Beautiful Planet". The 7D simulator ride was fairly good but... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice rainy day activity. The museum has an interactive area for small visitors. The imax theater is there too which makes it great for all ages.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been our second visit to this Museum. Both sets of children found it to be entertaining, challenging and educational.

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