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The Completely Renovated AutoNation® IMAX Theater now OPEN!
New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen = The Ultimate IMAX Experience!

Wild Africa 3D

National Parks Adventure 3D
Opens February 12, 2016


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

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

Mindbender Mansion
Now Open through May 1, 2016

Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of an exhibition that engages visitors in playful problem solving, Mindbender Mansion. The exhibit is filled with brain teasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

Visitors to this fun and quirky mansion are invited to join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout the various thematic rooms of the house. The clues and passwords are revealed by solving select brainteasers and group challenges. Visitors are encouraged to think outside the box and collaborate with their fellow mansion guests to meet individual and group challenges, which include manipulating a tilt table, forming patterns in rolling chairs, keeping up with a conveyer belt, maneuvering a flying machine, and disco hopscotch spelling.

Click HERE for More Information


To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space is a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that takes visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience uses a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new Simulation Theater is made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Wildlife Rescue
May 21, 2016 to September 5, 2016

Wildlife Rescue is an exhibit that involves visitors in compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action, and the science that supports their efforts.

This exhibit offers a high degree of interactive visitor experiences and features great science. Exhibits and experiences include mechanical interactives, multimedia exhibits, computer interactives, a video theater, large full-scale graphic panels, specimens and replicas, and scientific tools used by rescuers.

This exhibit showcases interesting and unique species from around the world. Wildlife Rescue presents topics and themes important to the health of animal habitats and the ecosystems of our planet. It will impart the message that we, as individuals, can make a difference.

Presented locally by PNC Bank.





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


Clyde Butcher to Introduce
National Parks Adventure 3D

February 13, 2016
AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater
12:10 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Shows

Clyde Butcher, a nationally recognized conservationist, will introduce the new giant screen film National Parks Adventure 3D. He will share some of his own breathtaking photography of national parks.

Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Clyde Butcher and learn about his beautiful and delicate world of photographing nature plus have their books/photos signed at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Note: IMAX ticket purchase required).


Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.

Andy Royston presents iPhonography
February 13, 2016 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Located in the Keller Science Theater on the Museum’s 2nd Floor

Learn tips on capturing nature photos with your camera phone and how to share them with the world in a Cell Phone Photography 101 presentation by designer and photographer Andy Royston. Royston is known to his 50,000 social media fans as @FtLauderdaleSun.
Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.

National Parks Activities
February 13 & 14, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Climbing Wall
Jump, duck, dive and climb on our 26-foot inflatable climbing wall. Provided by Extremely Fun Bounce House and Waterslide Rentals.

Rock and Roll Plate Tectonics
Learn about the rock cycle and the different types of rocks and their role in the structure of Earth’s crust.

Going, Going, GONE!
Learn how asteroids and comets have lent their sheer power to help form our solar system and form our beautiful planet.

Extreme Animals
Create your own extreme animal that can withstand the extreme temperatures in some of our National Parks.

Minerals, Gems and Rocks
Learn the difference between these three items and where you can find them in our National Parks.

IKEA Presents Design Squad Nation
February 20 & 21, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

IKEA Challenge
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Learn all about teamwork as a family unit while you build a piece of IKEA furniture. If you’re the faster family and build it first, you get to take it home for FREE!

Egg Drop
We have everything you need to design a device that will safely transport an egg from the upper level platform to the floor located three stories below.

Build a City
Build and create your own city. We’ll provide the materials…. You provide the ingenuity!

MaxFlight Simulator
Roller Coaster Ride

Take a seat on our virtual roller coaster! This simulated ride has been designed with 360 degrees of full motion, non-stop twists and turns.

Third Annual Bricktastic Buildoff
Hosted by Bricks 4 Kidz

Saturday, February 20, 2016
11:30 a.m. • 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m
Build your best futuristic plane in this hands-on competition for kids of all ages. Entries will be posted on Facebook and three winners will be crowned! Visit your local Bricks 4 Kidz for more information or their website at

3rd Annual Makers Square Faire
March 5 & 6, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Join the Makers Square of Fort Lauderdale group who will be exhibiting various works. Plus enjoy makers demos by local organizations. You and your family can have some
fun building with K’Nex and creating superstructures that can withstand lots of weight.

Attention all Makers, Tinkers, and Engineers!
Enjoy building from everyday items? Have a robotics club that needs volunteer hours? Enjoy working on your 3D printer more than anyone? Please contact Michael Aguinaga at to reserve a free booth for this amazing event.

21st Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration

Friday, April 8, 2016

This year’s event highlights include tastings from South Florida’s leading restaurants and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world, courtesy of beverage sponsor Southern Wine and Spirits. There will also be an assortment of craft beers to taste, amazing prizes in the silent auction and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest. 

The evening begins with an exclusive Platinum reception. Platinum guests will enjoy premium cuisine, complimentary valet, access to Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Doors open for the Platinum experience at 5:30 p.m. and the Grand Tasting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Grand Tasting will feature over 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and a sampling of over 200 wine, spirits, and craft beers. This will be followed by the ultra-chic After-Party Lounge where all guests can continue to enjoy additional culinary delights from the After-Party restaurant partners and dance under the stars. The After-Party will take place from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the MODS atrium.

Tickets are $250 for the Platinum experience (only 500 tickets available at this level) and $150 for the Grand Tasting. Parties of ten receive a reduced rate of $2,250 Platinum and $1,350 for Grand Tasting Host packages. You may buy advance tickets online <Click Here> or call 954-712-1172 or email Nicole Rodriguez at

CLICK HERE for more information

STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5

Motion of the Ocean
February 29, 2016

Energy to Electricity
March 28, 2016

Into the Jungle
April 25, 2016

Everything Everglades

May 23, 2016

Fee: $15 person (student or adult).

Click HERE for More information.

Aviation Academy Internship for 10th and 11th Grade Students
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016

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.

More Information on Internship - CLICK HERE



Test Your Chess Skills
Broward Chess Club
Every Saturday from December through February (except 11/14/15, 12/26/15, 1/2/16 and 1/23/16)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Challenge a multitude of chess players from all different skill levels. Even if you do not know how to play, come down and learn from a Grand Master.

3D Printer Lab
Now through December 2015

Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with 3 different 3D printers and staff will demonstrate their capabilities through the holiday season. Watch 3D printers produce some amazing pieces. Brought to you by local 3D company Becoming 3D in partnership with Airwolf, Lulzbot, and Robo 3D.

Child I.D. Program
New York Life
Every Saturday (except 12/19/15 and 12/26/15)

New York Life’s Child I.D. program is designed to teach children how to stay safe inthe home and at play. Receive a free children’s I.D. kit.


June 10 -21, 2016

Experience Luxury under Canvas on Safari to Tanzania, the Animal Kingdom’s Garden of Eden. Quintessential African landscapes with incredible wildlife spotting and cultural explorations. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Maasai.

For more details, please contact Kim Cavendish:



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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