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Museum of Discovery and Science

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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Museum is very well done with lots of hands-on educational activities for kids that adults can enjoy. The museum also has an IMAX theater that shows educational and theater releases. Parking is close by and reasonable.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for Marvel's Inhumans at IMAX. I'll have to go back to see more of the museum next time I'm in Pompano Beach.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum of Discovery and Science is perfect place for children. I was in the museum with my friends who bring 12 old years boy. He was more than happy.

Thank T0urist7
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We take the grandkids here whenever they are in town and they always have a great time. Best for pre-teen kids,

Thank dlevitan
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went on an event day when Inon Zering was there but this place has a lot of things to see and play with for kids. I live close to the Miami Museum so I never go so far to a Museum, the only reason...More

Thank Leo T
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We loved the 3 D films - very educational; we tried several of the hands-on experiences (are you smarter than a 5th grader experience)

Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A nice museum for young children, but there is little of interest for older children and adults, apart from a very good aquarium section. If you are thinking this is Florida's version of Philadelphia's Franklin institute, you will be severely disappointed. I saw everything that...More

Thank RobertJF57
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very unique museum - showing the finest pieces of English pottery and porcelain you'll see at one time anywhere in the US. Wedgewood, majolica, art pottery, art nouveaux and more. But wait! There's an amazing collection of glass by Dale Chihuly! I...More

Thank tmhome100
Reviewed 6 October 2017

- The concept of the museum is great: giving hands-on experiences to children [of all ages] in flight(plane simulators), animals(otters, bats, scorpions etc), weather (snow in Miami?!) and so on. However, not all of the simulations worked properly or at all. Some problems, when mentioned,...More

Thank newton20001
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice place to spend a rainy day. We had a great time, and took in the movie at the IMAX theater. The kids loved it.

Thank Chris L
Marlene J, VP Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We are very pleased that you had a great experience. Thanks for letting us know.

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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
9 September 2017|
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Response from Cindy W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, sorry, w went with a bunch of friends , there is a separate cost for the IMAX
18 July 2017|
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Response from Hialeah73 | Reviewed this property |
If you have kids it's going to depend on how interested they are in different things I would think you could easily spend four hours in there with no problem I'm thinking even six depending on the age of the children Also... More