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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. 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...more
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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 - Seniors, teens, young kids and a baby and there was something to see for everyone. Exhibits were very informative and brought to life what they learnt in school. My only concern was the cleanliness of the bathroom need...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be closer to a three star when I was a kid, but there have been so many improvements over the years that it has gotten way better. There are lots of play areas for younger kids plus an outdoor exploration area. It's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thehaywirehoney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow at least a couple of hours to experience this place. We are a senior couple and had a great time withe many of the interactive exhibits. Some of the brainteasers looked simple but were very frustrating. Lots of different things to see. Kids were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mike2309
Reviewed May 3, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with our son and his family. The grandchildren had a awesome time and hopefully learned a few things along the way. The parents had a great time too...almost as much as the kids! We were there for about 3 hours...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

We had two extra days to spend at Ft Lauderdale due to our flight cancellation. I saw this place on TA so I decided to take my kids6 and 10. It was not crowded. There were tons of interactive hands on stuff for my 6...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

I had 8 hours to spend with my adult daughter in Fort Lauderdale after returning from a cruise and it was rainy. So we decided to spend the day at the museum. It was a great choice. We have been to many museums like this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trav W
Reviewed April 14, 2019

We had a lot of time to kill in Fort Lauderdale before our flight home, so we decided to stop here and I'm so glad we did! I was traveling with my fiance and we both actually really enjoyed the museum (although of course, it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kykatie
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were in Ft Lauderdale on vacation and it was a horrible day so we decided to go check out the museum. We are so happy we went! We did the IMAX of Great Barrier Reef and it was awesome! We went around the museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Didn't know what to expect, but it was a pleasant surprize/ Lots to see and do and ample sitting space just for relaxing and looking around. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rgray107
Reviewed April 12, 2019

We spent over 2 hours at the museum and I don't think we took everything in. Was with my son and 4 year old grand daughter. Several hands on exhibits indoors and out. Great otter exhibit and ride simulators. I asked my granddaughter what she...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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July 15, 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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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