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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
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All reviews imax theater interactive exhibits all ages rainy day hands on activities live animals otter exhibit great for kids older kids baby alligators year olds great place to visit few hours fish across the street airboat ride lots of fun
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

The museum is located in the new part od town near the park and the river, somr restaurants are also nearby. The museum has a very good IMAX movie theater with 3D movies (documentaries) and is worth visiting but is a separate cost and is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

This was o.k. , My Husband and I came on date day , and it was really crowded and loud with kids . Not a whole lot for the adults to do here .

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Wow! We had most of a day to kill with a 3 yo, 2-5 year olds, 2-39 year olds and 2-67 year olds before a delayed evening flight and googled this place up...great find! This place is interactive displays with everything giant foam blocks to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peterrmans
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Nice place to visit once a year. I would not do the yearly membership. One visit a year, and about 4+ hours should be more than enough to enjoy this place to the fullest and without getting board. It has activities and challenges for all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YoussefW133
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Our family (kids 3.5 and 5.5) spent the whole day here and still didn't see or experience everything. There is a great variety of exhibits each with different themes and activities. They have animals like turtles, small alligators, snakes and a dedicated otter environment. Also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nateandbri
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The museum has a lot to offer visitors of all ages. Yes, the interactive exhibits are geared to children but adults can learn a lot here as well. We enjoyed the prehistoric animal displays, the airplane exhibits and the IMAX theater. Plan to spend about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marlene J, VP of Marketing at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you for leaving such a great review! We're glad you had a great time overall. We have sent your feedback about the exhibits over to our team to take a look at. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We hope to have...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Overall this was a great place to visit. Went with our family from ages 12-47. Even our adult children had fun. Would have really enjoyed our day if it hadn't been for one of their employees named Zach. Zach and another staff member showed up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marlene J, VP of Marketing at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are concerned to hear this feedback and we want you to know that we will be speaking to this volunteer about his actions. Guest satisfaction is our #1 priority and in no way would...More

Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Having young children and a 6hr layover in Ft Lauderdale this place was amazing! My kids loves it as much as we did. They got a little education and had a great time. 15 min from the airport and nice restaurants all around, we will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marlene J, Director of Marketing at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

So glad to hear you had a great time at the Museum! Can't wait to have you back.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Good alternative to the beach on a rainy afternoon. The 10 year old in our group found lots of interesting exhibits. The noise level was so intense the we had to take a couple of breaks before going back inside. We took the Everglades Boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marlene J, Director of Marketing at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback. It is our number one goal to have activities for all ages to enjoy including rides, animal encounters, exhibits, and our new Science Park! We know that the Museum can get...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My visit to the museum was great. I recommend bringing your kids because they have alot fun adventures for children.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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