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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
12:00 pm - 6:00 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 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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nice for children

i went to this museum a couple of years ago, but my kids loved it so much they wanted to return. we went for an afternoon and ended up staying there until closing. we spent more... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
Laval, Canada
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Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

i went to this museum a couple of years ago, but my kids loved it so much they wanted to return. we went for an afternoon and ended up staying there until closing. we spent more than 2 hours just on the second floor alone. they have a new exhibit on egypt and mummies. the kids really enjoyed it and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

OK so we don't live in Fort Lauderdale and really didn't know that this wasn't a typical movie theater like our IMAX at home. Did a search on our phone to find the closest movie theater and the auto nation IMAX came up. You can order tickets online but you have to pick them up at the box office. There... More 

Thank nicotags
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The museum has a good collection of informative exhibits. Many are interactive which is always interesting. I have visited many museums of this type and this is better than average.

Thank Rich-Stamford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

It was a great value. Museum with lots of fun things for kids to see and do. Very interactive with many different aspects of our life to learn from. My kids age 6 and 12 had a great time. thank you!

Thank Shauna L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

what a great place for the entire family to spend a day, hands on experience for the sight and mind. places to rest food to eat souvenirs to remind you of the great time you had during your visit. Do not miss out on a great day of family fun.

1 Thank Grace H
Pollock Pines, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

While we had seen a notice in the Wall Street Journal about the new Epyptology exhibit here, we were pleasantly surprised at what the other exhibits contained. As a pilot, I was very fascinated by the number of aircraft flight simulators and other aviation information/exhibits that were available. We also watched the IMAX movie regardng the formation of the universe... More 

Thank CarolSteve95726
Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

An excellent museum with hands on exhibits for adults and kids. A fun learning experience. The IMAX theater onsite is an added attraction. Wish they had better food offerings.

Thank Mario M
Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Awesome for kids,couples, families, adults everyone. Plenty of interesting things for all ages. A must visit museum.

1 Thank Tammi C
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Great place for families but not as much for older adults. It was great seeing all the kids having a great time and learning as well (no cell phones in their hands!). We learned about the ecosystem, took a trip to Mars, traveled to Egypt and traveled back in time with the dinosaurs. Many of the displays are interactive which... More 

1 Thank Lovingfreedom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We went here post cruise with our kids (3, 8, 9). We had a great time exploring the museum and catching the Lego Batman Movie at IMAX. Unfortunately we ran out of time and weren't able to see it all but would certainly visit again.

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