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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

It was a rainy day in Ft Lauderdale and we decided to check out the Museum of Discovery and Science. We started off in their amazing 3D theater and learned about the Great Barrier Reef. It was a great show!
The first level we enjoyed the otter area and the small aquarium area they had. I would skip the airboat simulator as this is not an information session- just a bouncy ride with metal benches and sub par graphics.
My kids aged 6, 8 and 9 were too old for the kids area that had foam building and climbing structures on the first level. It would’ve been nice to have an area like this for kids a bit older with still a lot of energy to play.
Upstairs we loved the 7D simulator with the toy car and jet plane. We also loved the keva sticks and played in that area for probably almost an hour. I just marveled all of the creations! We built one of our own and did a slow-mo vid of knocking it down. It was so fun!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SharonChristiansen
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Visiting from North Dakota. We always like to see IMAX movies when visiting large cities. We saw Great Bear Rain Forest and Great Barrier Reef. Both were in 3D and fantastic. Appreciate the military discount.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank minotranger
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Our boys (6 & 8) spent a half day exploring here. Didn’t get to see everything but it kept them interested!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hellotraveler333
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

We took a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old here and they had a blast and so did we! There are so many interactive exhibits that are hands-on and get the kids to try different things I just wish the kids spent more time reading about what they were doing instead of jumping into the activity. It would’ve been nice if there were more volunteers to help lead the kids and explain what was going on, but the activities were excellent just the same.

Don’t forget to try the outdoor activities as well. They were a blast.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Our group included a 5 year old, adults and seniors. There seems to be something for everyone at this facility. The size of the building prevents the feeling of being crowded even though there were hundreds of people there. Exhibits are interactive and informative in a fun way. The airboat simulator was so accurate, I was almost nauseous. Although great for any age child, the exhibits will simply offer more as the child gets older and understands more. Highly recommended. We did not go to the IMAX theatre on this visit. It has an additional charge.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathryn J
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