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Beauty and The Beast 2D or 3D
Dream Big 3D
A Beautiful Planet 3D

Ghost in the Shell 3D - Opens March 30, 2017
Fate of the Furious 2D - Opens April 13, 2017


Now Open through April 30, 2017

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, an interactive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt, opens Saturday, February 4, 2017 through April 20, 2017 at Museum of Discovery and Science.

The exhibit features a real human mummy and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype displaying the mummy in a stage of “unwrapping" plus scans and forensic facial reconstructions of mummies. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people.

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Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.


Birds of Paradise
May 27 – September 5, 2017

This stunning exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. After 18 expeditions over an eight-year period, scientist, Edwin Scholes, and National Geographic photographer, Tim Laman, have compiled an exhibit that encompasses sounds bites, videos, photographs and artifacts from their expeditions. The hands-on, multi-media components and mechanical and digital mini-stations allow students to better understand how these beautiful creatures have influenced a conservation movement.

CLICK HERE for More Information


January 31, 2014

Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.

Link to Everglades Forever Project page for More Information and Photography Contest Winners

Beauty and the Beast Weekend
March 18 & 19, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Tell Time Like Cogsworth

Tick tock! Do you know how to tell time? Learn how to tell time like Cogsworth the Clock!

Maurice’s Invention Center
Belle’s father Maurice was an inventor. Invent the kookiest contraption just like Maurice!

Gaston’s Target Practice
Improve your skills with target practice just like Gaston.

Be the Beast!
Become the Beast without all the fur! Make your own mask and transform yourself into the Beast!

Be Our Guest at Belle’s Tea Party
Saturday, March 18 12:30 and 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 3:30 p.m.

Experience the IMAX film Beauty and the Beast 3D and afterwards enjoy a 30-minute tea party which includes chilled herbal tea, a cupcake and a Meet and Greet with the Museum’s Belle and the Beast. Choose one of three available tea party times.

Advance Combo Ticket Purchase Required includes Exhibits admission. Please call 954.713.0930.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
     10:00 a.m. Beauty and the Beast 3D
     12:30 p.m. Tea Party with Belle

     1:40 p.m. Beauty and the Beast 3D
     4:15 p.m. Tea Party with Belle

Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:30 p.m. Tea Party with Belle SOLD OUT

Non-Member Tickets
Adult IMAX and Exhibits $23
Child 4-12 IMAX and Exhibits $18 + Children’s Tea Party $6

Member Tickets
Adult IMAX and Exhibits $13
Child 4-12 IMAX and Exhibits $10 + Children’s Tea Party $6

Note: Only children will be seated at the tea party table. Parents are welcome to sit in the room but will not participate in the food and beverages. The 30-minute party includes chilled herbal tea, a cupcake and meet ‘n greet with the Museum’s Belle.


Egyptian Weekend
April 1 & 2, 2017

Noon to 4 p.m.

Ready, Set, Dig
Become an archeologist and dig for valuable artifacts.

Pyramid Cup Stack
Most ancient pyramids were built as tombs. Compete to build the largest pyramid!

Egyptians used pictures known as hieroglyphics instead of letters to write. Learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics.

Learn the techniques used by Egyptians to preserve bodies by mummification. Then check out our mummified apples!

Egyptian Jewelry
Jewelry was highly valued by the ancient Egyptians. Create your own necklace covered in jewels.

22nd Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration
Friday, April 7, 2017

The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction.

The Platinum experience includes exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Platinum Tickets are $250 ($225 before February 14, 2017). Grand Tasting Tickets are $150 ($135 before February 14, 2017).  All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum.

to purchase tickets

For additional information please contact Hillary Wallace at 954.713.0918 or

Spring Break Week With Springin’ Bugs
April 8 -16, 2017 Noon to 4 p.m.

Platter of Bugs

Insects are considered a delicacy in some countries. Do you dare to taste a bug or two for yourself?

Bug Problems?
Think the bugs you have around the house are a problem? Come check out our collection and learn that there are bigger bugs out there.

Stained Glass Lady Bugs
Create your own stained glass lady bug as a take-home project.

Buggy Bonanza
Meet and learn about some of the bugs that call the Museum home. Learn what makes bugs so important to South Florida ecosystem.

Jose Muniz with Amazing Butterflies
April 8 & 9 and April 15 & 16

View his collections of butterflies and learn about these amazing insects.

esign Nation
April 22 & 23, 2017

Noon to 4 p.m.

IKEA Building Challenge
1:30 and 3:30
Learn all about teamwork as a family unit when you build a piece of IKEA furniture. If you’re the fastest family and build it first you get to take it home for FREE!

Earthquake Tables
Build a structure that will stand tall during an earthquake

Build a City
Help us build the city of the future. You can customize it anyway you want using all the cardboards you can get your hands on.

Windy City Tower
Build a tower using paper and tape and see if it will stand strong in our wind tunnel.

Mission: Egg Drop
There is only one rule…. NO PARACHUTES!  Build something that houses the egg when we throw it off the balcony to the floor below.

Little Engineers Zone
Need something for the small engineer? Head over to our Discovery Center and see how
high you can build a pyramid.

K’Nex Building Zone
Imagine and build your own engineering structure from our piles of K’Nex and see if it can withstand some of our tests.

Amazon Adventure Weekend
April 29 & 30, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy special activities during the opening weekend of the new IMAX 3D film, Amazon Adventure.

Amazing Butterflies - Henry Bates, the biologist featured in Amazon Adventure, discovered that butterfly species had evolved into new species from old species. Learn more interesting facts from a local butterfly expert and watch as caterpillars devour a milkweed plant in just hours.

DNA Bracelets - Learn how genetics are the building blocks of life. Create your own genetic bracelet to take home.

Camouflage Animal Show
Keller Science Theater
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“Spy with your little eye” the many different ways animals can camouflage themselves in their

Masters of Mimicry
Keller Science Theater
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Learn about mimicry and some of the animals that helped form our understanding of Natural Selection.

Girl Scouts Overnight
Matilda Matinee at Broward Center & Overnight at MODS

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Matilda the Musical
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sunday - Overnight at MODS
Price: •$87 per Scout •$71 per Chaperone


  • Lower Balcony Ticket for Matilda the Musical
  • Matilda Cast Meet-n-Greet after the show
  • Matilda Patch
  • Lost Egypt Activities
  • Pizza Dinner
  • Exploration of all Museum Exhibits
  • Spending the Night at the Museum
CLICK HERE to download a flyer for more details

CLICK HERE to Reserve a spot

Guardians of the Galaxy Family Overnight

Friday, May 5, 2017
6:30 p.m. Friday night to 8 a.m. Saturday morning

  • Participate in activities that will let YOU be a guardian of our galaxy!
  • Be sure to check out the Milky Way and beyond in our portable planetarium and activity stations.
  • Watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 3D on our giant IMAX screen (Rated PG-13)

Fees: $48 per participant. Includes: Admission into IMAX Theater, pizza dinner, rides and activities.

To reserve your spot for the family overnight or if you want to book your own overnight, call our reservations line at 954.713.0930 or e-mail us at

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 13 & 14, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands. The event is free with museum exhibits admission. Enjoy Polynesian dance shows and crafts and activities presented by Polynesian Proud Productions plus activities and performances by various community partners.

Cultural Demonstrations
• Live Music: Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa
• Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
• Palm Weaving and Lei Making
• Live Polynesian drumming
• Samoan Fireknife Dance
• Poi Tasting 

Special Appearances
• Bird Lovers Club
• Natya Marga Indian Dance
• Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums
• Joe Keit Kung Fu/Lion Dance
• Marie and Keefer (Japanese Calligraphy)
• Origami Expert

Eye of the Storm
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness - Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

Interactive Demonstrations
• Tropical Weather Briefings
• Hurricane Hunters

Presentations by Hurricane Experts
• FIU’s Wall of Wind Researchers

Explore the Museum’s Storm Center
• Meet our local meteorologists and do a hurricane broadcast together.

Live Theater Shows for all ages
• Professor Tinkermeister
• Owlie Skywarn
• How the Weather Works

Pet Preparedness Tips

Birds of Paradise Weekend
May 27 – 29, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy special activities during the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Birds of Paradise.

Recyclable Bird Feeder - Attract birds to your yard by making a recyclable bird feeder filled with a variety of yummy seeds.

Birds of Color - Birds of Paradise are known for the vivid colors of their feathers. Make your own colorful Bird of Paradise sun catcher..

Beak Adaptations - Bird beaks have adapted to help them eat their unique diets. Test the beaks and see which ones are best to eat grubs, beetles or snails.

The Great Migration Challenge
Keller Science Theater 1:30 p.m.

For many birds during the winter it’s time for them to fly south, but they must watch out for the many obstacles. Will your bird successfully complete their migration? Play this fun game
and learn about the challenges migrating birds face.

Bird Call Competition
Keller Science Theater 3:30 p.m.

Cacaw, cacaw! Listen to the special calls that birds of paradise make. Join the fun and see if your bird call can ruffle some feathers.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2017
July 11, 12 & 13, 2017

The Museum of Discovery and Science invites families to participate in an exciting evening of sea turtle discovery and wonder! The annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July 2017.  Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about sea turtle nesting and nature permitting, observe a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs and then head out to sea.

At 9:00 p.m., the Turtle Walk adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative presentation by Museum staff about the plight of sea turtles.  Guest will then meet at Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides will scout the beach looking for nesting sea turtles.  Once a turtle is found and has begun the egg-laying process, guests will be led down the beach to witness this unforgettable experience.  Please note:  nesting is not dependent upon weather, tides, or moon phases, and we cannot guarantee a nesting event each time.

Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.  Participants must be 9 years of age or older. White lights and flashes are not permitted on the beach.  Advance reservations are required as space is limited.

Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations.  Prices are $19 for members and $21 for non-members.

to learn about MODS’ Citizen Science project on sea turtle temperature-dependent sex determination visit



Saturdays with Joey the Otter
Come meet the Museum’s mascot Joey the Otter. Have your picture taken with him and then head over to our Otters at Play exhibit and watch our four North American River Otters run, dive and swim in their habitat.

February 11 - Joey Becomes a Mummy

March 11 - Joey Learns About Bats

Community Partners

New York Life
First Saturday of each month Noon - 4 p.m.
New York Life’s Child I.D. program is designed to teach children how to stay safe in the home and at play. Receive a free children’s I.D. kit.

Broward Chess Club
Every Saturday in January & February 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy some mental food and challenge our local experts.

Coast Guard Auxiliary February 25 & 26, 2017 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Learn about Boating Safety and why are our oceans are extremely vital to us.



Aviation Academy Internship for 10th and 11th Grade Students
March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 2017
The Museum of Discovery and Science is partnering with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and research including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation related facilities. They will also have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals at the Museum and in the workplace to discuss various careers in aviation, aviation technology, and physics of flight. Participants will earn volunteer hours.

Participant Fees: $225 for Museum members / $250 for non-members
Call 954.713.0930 to make a reservation.

STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
February 27, 2017 South Florida’s Waterways
March 27, 2017 Lost Egypt
April 24, 2017 Sky’s the Limit
May 22, 2017 Let’s play with Polymers
Fee: $15 person (student or adult)

CLICK HERE for More Information on the STEM PROGRAM


Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

The Nitro Show - Ever wonder what -320 degrees Farenheit will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

KaBoom! Show - Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

Science Showdown - Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!
Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning.

The museum hosts 1-day and 5-day camps.

For more information and a listing of upcoming camps, visit CAMPS page.

Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.

Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group.

For more information, visit CAMP INS page.

Museum of discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida