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The LEGO Batman Movie 2D
Dream Big 3D
A Beautiful Planet 3D
National Parks Adventure 3D

Logan 2D - Opens March 2, 2017
Kong:Skull Island 3D - Opens March 9, 2017
Beauty and The Beast 2D or 3D - Opens March 16, 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.

CLICK HERE for More Information

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




IKEA Design 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.

Egyptian Weekends  
March 4 & 5, 2017
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

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


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.

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