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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 29mrinalg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

1  Thank hnault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank jacquelinesA6889HH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Tll4797
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The Museum of Discovery and Science and IMAX Theater is a fantastic place for the whole family. We first explored the first floor with all of the animals like bats, fish, alligators, and snakes.

Thank watsgarrett
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We visited this museum as part of a package [Summer Pass]. We were very impressed at the displays and the ability to interact with science to better understand the exhibits and theory.

Thank Zaid C
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I was there with my at that time 6 grand children.It is a very educational and entertaining museum, one should not miss.

Thank amalzyner
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A excellent museum for children learning about science. Very hands on! On the second floor their several experiences that cost more money. The 4d ride wasn’t worth the money and several chairs were brook. The flight simulators need some repairs but the kids didn’t seem...More

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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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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