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Museum of Discovery and Science

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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...more
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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great place for adults and kids to learn new and amazing facts. Lots of hands-on activities to keep the kiddos occupied. A day well spent!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Farah G
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

A nice place to visit with kids and plenty of fun things to see and explore. How clouds are formed, music as waves, nice fun riddles, and this giant megadolon. Nice place. Must go

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Our son loves this stuff so we wanted to take him there. We did not enjoy it as much as we probably could due to the fact that when we got there we saw about 10 school buses up front. Of all day to pick...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Merton B
Marlene J, VP Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

When planning your next visit please note that field trip groups are generally gone by 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mondays have fewer field trips. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lots of interactive exhibits for the kids. Great for family's, i'd take a pass if your solo. On the day that I went tickets were half price because some on the museum was shutdown.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is where I take visitors if they have kids and its raining. Wonderful museum, well run and they have first run movies at the IMAX, saw a couple of Potter films here and was spoiled from then on. Weirdest thing was a manager would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The museum has a lot of interactive exhibits that can keep children engaged. The building also houses an IMAX theatre.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very similar to other science museums for kids, but my 8-year old (and my 40+ year old) did enjoy it. If you are in Ft. Lauderdale and need a non-beach day with kids - this is key!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We love, love, loved this museum. Absolutely wonderful for kids and we all had the best time. Exhibits are spectacular and so informative. Definitely recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The fascination of this museum begins before you even enter, with the sculpture-in-motion that dominates the entry courtyard. Inside, there are hands-on activities for every age group, and plenty of interactive exhibits covering a wide range of scientific and natural subjects. Be sure to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We went on a rainy afternoon as we were trying to keep our two year old grandson amused. He loved it. The majority of the exhibits are hands on. He was bit young for some of them but he had a blast. There's a special...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from dldmia | Reviewed this property |
Love it, perfect.
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Response from Al M | Reviewed this property |
10 years old will definitely enjoy this attraction.
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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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Activities for 10 days in FLL with kids 7 and under (8 Replies)
Coming in late January for 10 days with 5 kids 7 and under. We'll be staying at Wilton Manors and are willing to drive up to 40 minutes for worthy attractions. Also very interested in local playgrounds. Here's our list so far--any edits or additions? Thank you so much in advance! Pirate Adventure Beach (which ones?) Tropical Adventure Cruise Butterfly World Young at Art Museum of Discovery and Science Flamingo Gardens Sun Trolley Las Olas Blvd Thank you SO much in advance!!!
December 14, 2015|
Response fromJD3|
Ft Lauderdale beach is great, but with little ones I would head north to Pompano Beach, where there is also a splash pad , playground on the sand, concession stands, and an ice cream store. My Grandchildren love the splash pad, and the beach is right there as well. If you're coming north on A1A you would turn tight into Atlantic and there is lots of parking.
Sheraton Yankee Trader vs Clipper? (7 Replies)
Of the two, which would you recommend for a 3-night precruise stay for our group of 2 children(5yr & 7yr), an elderly grandma and 2 adults? How much would transportation from the airport to the hotels, and transportation to Port Everglades be? Also, are either conveniently located for a visit to the Museum of Discovery and Science(is this worth going to?). We will not be driving. Are there any restaurants within walking distance(considering the ages of people in our group) for...More
November 30, 2006|
Response fromRogerJ2014|
I believe the Trader maybe somewhat easier for walking to breakfast and whatever however someone posted about construction to the south so ask for the north tower. The Plaza is about five blocks south of the hotel with a wide selection of restaurants. Also the water taxi is an option for some sightseeing the little ones may get bored so I would limit that but if I remember right you can connect to the Port via the taxi. You can catch the taxi by going right from the south end of the hotel to...More
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We are a family of of 4 with 2 11 years old boy arriving Fort Launderdale July 30 and leaving Aug 2 to go to Orlando. We would like some advice of what to do and where to stay. We currently booked a motel in town, but are wondering maybe best to stay closer to Everglades. Everglades national park Museum of Discovery and Science Kennedy space center Thanks
May 27, 2013|
Response fromMartin D|
If you want to spend anytime in the national park you may want to consider staying further south altogether - However if you want a taste of the everglades ie airboat ride and gator farm there are some places up nearer fort lauderdale. It's a fair old drive upto Kennedy though!