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The AutoNation IMAX Theater will be closed for a complete renovation from August 18 through October 13, 2014.  Check back regularly for exciting updates.

New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen = The Ultimate IMAX Experience!


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

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

GOOSEBUMPS: The Science of Fear

On Exhibit through September 1, 2014

Have you ever wondered why our knees tremble, our hands shake and our hearts race when we get scared? This exhibit, developed by the California Science Center, allows students to experience fear in an exciting, safe environment. They will participate in numerous interactive challenges that test their fears, while teaching them the science behind the reactions of fear. Exhibit highlights include: Fear Lab, Fear Challenge Course, Fear Theater, Fear in the Wild and Faces of Emotion.



Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists
Opens September 20, 2014 through January 5, 2015

Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists pulls visitors in to the modern search for real black holes—the most mysterious and powerful objects in the universe. Through a combination of hands-on physical models, computer-based investigations, immersive experiences, and a technology-assisted learning environment, visitors can make sense of the weird ideas behind black holes, and examine the evidence to weigh for themselves whether black holes have moved from the realm of science fiction to the status of reality. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be assisted by the video guidance of both professional and teen-aged “Black Hole Explorers.”

CLICK HERE MORE INFO (leaves MODS website)



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

SUMMER SAVINGS PASS - On Sale till September 30. 2014

The Summer Savings Pass grants unlimited exhibits admission through September 30, 2014 to four attractions for one low price. Pass holders can visit Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami as many times as they’d like throughout the summer. Museum of Discovery and Science will have the passes available by phone at 954.713.0930. Passes are $56 plus tax, per adult and $46 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12). Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $31 plus tax, per adult, and $21 plus tax, per child.

For more information on the Summer Savings Pass Program
in general visit

For more MODS specific infomation CLICK HERE

Sounds of Summer
August 23 & 24, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

  • Celebrate the Sounds of Summer - End your summer season on the perfect note! Enjoy a symphony of delights as we bask in the “science of music!” Listen to the unique orchestra of sounds made by species from around the world.
  • Special Activity - Construct your own instruments to play a part in this exciting event.

  • A Wild Animal Symphony:
    The Sounds of Nature

    Bass: Elephant
    Drums: Woodpecker
    The Duet: Mosquito
    Brass: Elk

Community Partner: MUSEic
MUSEic mentors and volunteers will be participating in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Sounds of Summer weekend event with interactive activities. MUSEic will be setting up stations throughout the museum allowing children to interact with established musicians, instructors and electronic music producers to give them an opportunity to experience the possibilities of the beauty they can potentially create with electronic music. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to sample the use of CDJs, mixers, moog synthesizers, M-Audio Keyboards, turntables, Industry standard speakers, laptops with music producing software and other devices used in the electronic music entertainment industry. Additionally, there will be exposure to other facets of sounds including drum circles, rain makers, didgeridoos, crystal bowls and there will be even be dance and hula hoop classes.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Kids Love & Family Expo
Saturday, September 13, 2014 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a Celebrity-Filled Extravaganza where family fun comes first! Kids will be entertained with tons of fun and interactive activities, while parents can discover the latest and greatest in products and entertainment from 75 vendors & sponsors! Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet celebs like, Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist & Dancing with the Stars winner! The Expo is included in regular exhibit admission.

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Ford Motor Company presents: Ford $5 Days
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Museum of Discovery and Science to bring FORD $5 DAYS to the Museum on September 20 and 21, 2014. On these dates, visitors only pay $5 exhibit admission per person to spend a day exploring hundreds of dynamic exhibits. Visitors will also be the first to explore the new traveling exhibit Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists that opens on September 20, 2014.

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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 -320oF 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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