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IMAX® FILMS

NOW SHOWING
Geostorm 3D
Incredible Predators 3D
Dream Big 3D

COMING SOON
Thor: Ragnarok 2D or 3D - Opens November 2 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D or 3D - Opens December 14 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


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.

CLICK HERE for MORE INFORMATION




TRAVELING EXHIBIT - COMING SOON

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™
January 20, 2018 – May 6, 2018

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™  exhibit transports visitors to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all of the residents of Birdwell Island. Like tourists visiting Bird Well Island, visitors will start their journey to the exhibit aboard the Birdwell Island ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanking ship bells. Children will take the captain’s seat and steer the ship’s wheel as visitors disembark and enter the world of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth.

Credit: Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum together with Scholastic Entertainment. © 2016 Scholastic Entertainment Inc. SCHOLASTIC and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. CLIFFORD, EMILY ELIZABETH, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, BE BIG and logos are trademarks of Norman Birdwell. All rights reserved.


Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!

January 20, 2018 – May 6, 2018


Explore the exhibit gallery that introduces young children into the world of Curious George, leading visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while emphasizing the central role that parents and caregivers play. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, visitors can operate wheels to help George climb a building, sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf, climb the rocket from George’s space adventure, build a whirligig in the country, and visit the Museum within the Museum.

Credit: Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.



Rescue Exhibit
May 19, 2018 through September 3, 2018


Rescue  is an interactive and engaging exhibition that allows visitors to experience and learn about high-intensity rescue scenarios carried out by emergency personnel of the air, land and sea. Developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition is designed to provide an accurate reflection of the technological tools and vital skills utilized by rescue teams in emergency situations of all kinds.

Rescue focuses heavily on visitor interaction and engagement, allowing guests to simulate participation in various rescue scenarios. Visitors are invited to not only discover how rescue technology works, but also to understand the skills and training required by rescuers assisting those in peril. In addition, activity challenges such as locating a missing person feature the importance of teamwork and training in rescue scenarios.



SPECIAL EVENTS


JetBlue: Meet a Pilot Day
October 22, 2017 Noon to 4 p.m.

Meet a Pilot
Join us in the Keller Science Theater throughout the day to meet an actual JetBlue Pilot. They will answer any and all questions and explain what you need to do to be a pilot one day.

Whirlybird Science
Just like JetBlue airplanes, helicopters must generate lift in order to fly. Make your own paper “whirlybird” copter to take home and fly.
Flying around the World
Watch as we send our paper airplane into a manmade airstream and keep it flying endlessly.

Bernoulli’s Principle
Learn why pressure is important to keeping airplanes in the sky.

Paper Airplane
Competition Fold your own paper airplane and then see how it measures up in our distance competition.



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.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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



Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Kids Love & Family Expo

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Families from South Florida are invited to the 5th Annual Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Kids Love & Family Expo, Saturday, November 4th from 10am-5pm at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale.

This extravaganza will be jam-packed with everything that KIDS LOVE! Parents will discover the latest in products and local services from more than 75 exhibitors and sponsors, and kids will LOVE the interactive shows, storybook character meet & greets, interactive spin art activity, live animal encounters, a chance to learn from real-life astronaut Greg Chamitoff, and meet celebrity couple Erin & Ian Ziering (from the hit TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210” and blog “The Millennial Mamas”).

CLICK HERE
to see the Kids Love and Family Expo flyer page.

CLICK HERE to see more information at the Kids Love and Family Expo website

CLICK HERE to grab your tickets for the event that KIDS LOVE!



International Science Center and
Science Museum Day

Friday, November 10, 2017

Keller Science Theater

You’ll be on the edge of your seat in the Keller Science Theater with the popular Reptile Show; the explosive visitor favorite, the Kaboom! Show; and the “let’s freeze stuff” fun of the Nitro Show.

11 a.m. Reptile Show
12 p.m. Kaboom! Show
1 p.m.   Nitro Show
2 p.m.  Reptile Show
3 p.m.  Kaboom! Show
4 p.m.   Nitro Show







Museum of Discovery and Science
25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, November 24, 2017 – Sunday, November 26, 2017 Noon to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Museum of Discovery and Science with special activities, food, games, contests, science experiences, historical fun facts and more!

1992 Time Capsule
November 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Don’t miss the opening of the 1992 Time Capsule and then we will fill a new time capsule for 2042!

STEM Table Experiments
Check out a variety of simple, yet challenging, experiments to dazzle even the most scientific minds.

• Energy Stick
• Hot vs. Cold
• Magnetism
• Slime
• Make your own Arthropod
• Non-newtonian fluids

Turtle Races
Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Turtles! Join us for one of our crowd favorites.




IKEA Design Nation                 
February 17 – 19, 2018
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.



Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 12 & 13, 2018 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.




Eye of the Storm
Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free Exhibit Admission


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

Pet Preparedness Tips

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

Live Theater Shows for all ages
• Tsunami Tim
• Owlie Skywarn
• How the Weather Works



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!

 

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