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Museum of Discovery and Science

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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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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 six-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida featuring IMAX with Laser. 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“imax theater” (93 reviews)
“all ages” (71 reviews)
“rainy day” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my kids here a few times when they were little. It doesn't have a lot of stuff for a museum but for a little one 11 and under its a nice place to go.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice attraction to take the kids to. It can’t hold a candle to other science museums but it is OK

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was brutal outside, so off to the Museum and the Imax theater. Cool for the kids, for the adults and inside out of the heat. Interactive exhibits, snack bar, immense theater. Kids are safe and love the Museum

Thank yachtsbyyo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is super interactive and great for learning. We didn’t go with kids but the kids around us seamed to be having a lot of fun!

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This museum is an amazing place to spend time with your family and friends. The attractions here are great for kids and adults young and old. Especially the 7D theater. Our family loved this museum and we will definitely be coming back for another visit.

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

On our first full day during the holiday, we tried the 'Wave and Ride bus' from Forte Lauderdale Beach to Broward County and enjoyed the experience of this Museum. At no additional costs to the entrance fee, we received 2 tickets for the IMAX Theatre...More

Thank TouristyErdington
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Awesome time at the Discovery and Science Museum. Ticket fee is affordable. Activities are not only for kids but adults as well. Watched a movie at the adjacent Imax which completed the journey

Thank Al M
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Went here before a flight out of fll. Spent over 3 hours exploring and learning. Great for all ages and affordable too.

Thank Tufstuf71
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while researching things to do and wow, was this place great. Took kids ages 11-1 and there was something for everyone. Kids loved the weather and flight areas. Easily could have spent a couple of more hours there. Staff very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum with lots of interesting things to see and do. Went with several teens and a 6 year old, and everyone had a good time - including the adults. It's an interactive place. Lots of hands on activities. Time flew by quickly. Great place...More

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Logansmom01
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Response from dldmia | Reviewed this property |
Love it, perfect.
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
My 11 year old loved it. Had enough to keep him entertained. Lots of hands on stuff to do.
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September 16, 2017|
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Response from Niamb | Reviewed this property |
Just three might be a little young, but there are plenty of hands on things to do that even very young children can enjoy. Our four year old grandsons had a blast. While there were some activities they couldn't participate... More
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