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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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This is my go to IMAX theatre as soon as movies come out in South Florida, as it supports the largest authentic IMAX experience in the area. It's a 25 minute drive but I find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Miami, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended the new star wars showing twice both times it was phenomenal it is sad that all other shows are 3D the 2D experience was amazing

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loads of fun for the children, we spent a couple of hours here with our son and friends. The regular exhibits are well maintained with information delivered through various forms of media. They have a family of otters, which were very playful the day we visited. There were also several interactive aircraft flying simulators ranging from video game type screen... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my go to IMAX theatre as soon as movies come out in South Florida, as it supports the largest authentic IMAX experience in the area. It's a 25 minute drive but I find that its worth it because it has the best display period. However, I do have one big knock on the theatre, which is why haven't... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It’s been a while since we went to the Ft. Lauderdale Discovery and Science Museum... when our son was younger, we went several times but after a while found the exhibits boring and dated. Recently we went to the IMAX Theater, which included admission to the museum. I was surprised how much they had updated everything. We ran out of... More 

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Thank Maria G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

TONS of interactive challenges for young kids to tweens. And I had just as much fun as the kids 😆😊👍🏻 it kept us all busy for the whole afternoon. You can't miss seeing the super cute Florida otters❤️

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two grandparents and a twelve year old girl fully enjoyed this museum. We spent two full hours interacting with all the activities. I would recommend an extra hour with younger children. There is a great play area for younger children. We did notice that several areas needed repairs.

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Thank Gail M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I turly enjoyed this visit, I learned so much. You literally can spend a day here. Perfect for kids and adults as well. If you love marine animals, science, brain teasers and learning about space etc......perfect place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a while ago that we have visited this museum for the last time but I am sure if I would ask my kids would love to go again. The museum is fun, hands-on experiences are great and it is an easy place to be at. No difficult things just fun and meanwhile they learn by finding out... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members and my kids love this place, even my son who is in his early teens enjoys trips to this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to this museum since I was a kid. Along with the regular exhibits, they always have something different, and their exhibits are always interesting. My favorite thing to see has always been that bats that live there, they're so cute. It's really fun to watch the fish and reptiles and otters too. I try to go about... More 

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