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IMAX® FILMS

NOW SHOWING
Transformers: The Last Knight 3D
Amazon Adventure 3D
Dream Big 3D

COMING SOON

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2D or 3D - Opens July 6, 2017



 
Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here


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


TRAVELING EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN

Birds of Paradise
Now Open through September 4, 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.

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TRAVELING EXHIBIT - COMING SOON


Amazing Butterflies MAZE Exhibit
October 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018


Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Visitors will embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON


SPECIAL EVENTS





SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 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.

Prices are $19 for members and $21 for non-members.

Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. 

CLICK HERE
to download a Turtle Walk flyer (PDF file format)

CLICK HERE
to purchase tickets online

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



Red. White and Boom! Weekend
July 1 & 2, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Firework Art - Make your paper light up with this firework art!

Patriotic Stomp Rockets - Shoot your red, white and blue rocket sky high! See how far your rocket will go.

Patriotic Pinwheel - Add your stars and stripes to a pinwheel and let it spin with the wind.


Spidey Activities Weekend
July 8 & 9, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Good Vibrations - Learn to feel vibrations like a spider does. Experience different levels of vibration as you touch and feel your way through our spider web.

Buggy Eyes - Some spiders have 8 or 12 eyes and some spiders don’t have eyes. Learn why more eyes is better than none in this fun table talk.

Dangerous Spiders - Learn to identify dangerous spiders found here in Florida and across the world.

Hairy Arms - Yes… spiders can have hairy arms. Learn what a defense mechanism is and how they use their hair to protect themselves.


Ice Cream Science Weekend
August 12 & 13, 2017

Sweet Science
12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

Join us both days in our Learning Labs as we will guide you through making your own sweet concoction.

Nitro Show
1:00 p.m. • 3:00 p.m.

Learn how cold is cold during this fun stage show. We will shrink air and shatter objects into many pieces. Also get a chance to sample the Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream we make.





Museum Annual Gala: Journey to the Amazon
Saturday, October 28, 2017 6 p.m
.

The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its Annual Gala on Saturday, October 28, 2017 honoring Kim Cavendish, Museum President and CEO, with the Outstanding Service Award for 30 years of loyal service and outstanding accomplishments. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science.

CLICK HERE to view information page.

For information regarding sponsorships, reservations or table sales please contact Hillary Wallace at Hillary.wallace@mods.net or 954.713.0918.



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 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

3D Printer Lab
Daily during Museum hours

Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with three different 3D printers. Staff will demonstrate their capabilities throughout the summer


ON-GOING EVENTS

KELLER SCIENCE THEATER WEEKEND SHOWS

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!
 
CAMP ADVENTURE
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.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
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.

OVERNIGHT CAMP-IN ADVENTURES
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