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Museum of Discovery and Science

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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“all ages” (66 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Our 4 y.o. had a great time with the displays that allowed interaction. Some exhibits that allow interaction are better suited for older children for hand, eye coordination.

Thank Milo H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am usually skeptical when going to a discovery museum. They are very child oriented and rarely have anything for adults. This museum has it all! With interactive exhibits for kids and adults, a beautiful aquarium, otter habitat, and a truly SPECTACULAR Birds of Paradise...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 5 days ago

My 8 yesterday old grandson had a brilliant time here. The line for the moon adventure I found not worth the wait at all. The other simulator rides wher far more exciting and realistic. Hands on things where really interesting. It was really crowded the...More

Thank Glamgirls123
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum has many attractions for school children but many do not have wheelchair accessibility. Many equipment would need renovation or upgrade.

Thank DavidFe2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took our children (ages 10 and 14) here on a Thursday afternoon, thinking it would have light foot-traffic. It was MOBBED with daycares and youth groups, and most of the children from these groups were horribly behaved, pushing and shoving...zero manners....More

Thank J G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of pictorial and reading material on early Florida. Some nice exhibits.Seem to be geared to parent and children. The Theatre experience was good.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited right at opening on a summer weekday with a toddler and school-aged kid and it was fine for a quick morning activity, but we were unfortunately quickly crowded out fairly quickly by gigantic groups of summer camp field trips. Glad that the groups were...More

Thank RunwiththisMama
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a small fee to enter..but what a great collection of autos. If you are a collector or just like cars, lthis is a great spot for a rainy day

Thank p c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking was bad, I don't know if during the week it is better but they sure could make something about it. We would have stayed longer if we weren't paying by the hour. It was a family trip with no children (my younger brother is...More

Thank AnaCAlmeida1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed with this museum! I was bringing a 10-year-old and this museum was really better with the younger set.Not much to see and do many of the exhibits not open after going to the one in Orlando, Fl it was not worth the...More

Thank Cindy V
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Bill A | Reviewed this property |
If you really want to see and do EVERYTHING, then at least 3-4 hours. This is assuming that you want to read about the exhibits and wait to play with most of the interactive ones.
14 September 2015|
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Response from Marlene J | Property representative |
Current parking information is posted on the Museum's web site in the Visit section.