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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!


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Tiny Giants 3D


Humpback Whales 3D
- opens February 13 2015


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

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

Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists
Now On Exhibit 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 for Black Holes page (on MODS website)

CLICK HERE MORE INFO (leaves MODS website)





To Fly – Aviation Renovation
Opens December 19, 2014

The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Brain: The World Inside Your Head
Opens January 14, 2015 through May 3, 2015

The Museum will host the 5,000-square-foot, traveling exhibit Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Made possible by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Brain: The World Inside Your Head began its run at the Smithsonian and has been touring to select cities in North America. Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction. This fascinating limited-engagement exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and up close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. In the process, the exhibition makes brain-related disorders easier to understand. Sponsored locally by Leo Goodwin Foundation.


Sesame Street Presents the Human Body
Opens May 23, 2015 through September 8, 2015

Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an engaging, free-flowing learning experience where loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive, multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank.

Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2014 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.




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

Aviation Celebration: Events
December 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

May the Force
How many “invisible” forces act upon you and the environment and you every day? Watch as we prove these forces exist through simple, yet fun, experiments

Stomp Rockets
Step into the Rocket Lab and construct your best rocket. Then get set on the launch pad, give it your best “stomp” and watch it fly as we test for height and distance.

Paper Airplanes
Take to the sky and test your best built paper airplane model as we measure height, distance, and longest airtime.

DaVinci Copters
Make your very own Leonardo DaVinci helicopter to take home.

MaxFlight Simulator
Take to the skies in our flight simulator and become a fighter pilot as you maneuver your aircraft while trying not to get shot down. For the thrill seeker with a strong stomach, perform barrel rolls in this 360-degree motion simulator.

Velocity Vroom
Ever wonder how a Boeing 747 stays in the air? Join us as we experiment with various items to discover the secrets of Bernoulli’s Principle.

Aviation Celebration: Special Guests

The Art of Aircraft on Display at the Museum
December 19 – 21, 2014
Steven Greenwald Design is proud to present the art work of Frank Martin. Frank Martin’s award-winning technique of multi-layered abstract paintings, incorporate collage, painting and graphics in a process that captures the stories of flight with fresh color and vivid imagination.

501st Everglades Squadron Star Wars Mockup Characters
December 20, 2014
Wear your Star Wars costume and join Star Wars fans who will be out in full costume.

Amazing Butterflies Guest Speaker Jose Muniz
December 27 & 28, 2014 / January 3, 2015
Grab your seat for some fun with this live, interactive show about butterfly anatomy and life cycles.


2nd Annual Makers Square Faire
January 10 & 11, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

Do you like to make things?
Become a part of this new and exciting movement and put your imagination to the test with a variety of interactive activities that the whole family can build together.

Check Out Makers Square Creations
See 3D fabrication, carpentry, metalwork, aquaponics, textiles and more. Then try making your own crazy craft out of K’NEX.


Chess Tournament at the Museum sponsored by Broward Chess Club
January 18, 2015 check-in starts at noon

Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 spots in each division. Enter the raffle to win an ultimate Museum Prize basket. Participants must register online at prior to January 18, 2015.
Museum admission is required. If you have any questions please email


Brain Exhibit Opening Weekend Activities
January 24 & 25, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

Brain Games:
Remember playing Memory as a child? We do, and we want to test your memory with this fun game.
Beat to the rhythm as we learn the difference between voluntary and involuntary reflexes.
Create your own neuron out of pipe cleaners and learn why they are so important to the brain.
Uncover if you are right or left dominant or if you are just all thumbs in this hands-on lab.

Keller Science Theater Show:
Can You Believe Your Eyes
Test your eyesight and maybe even trick your blind spot into seeing, or not seeing, what’s hidden in mind bobbling illusions presented right before your eyes.


Whale of a Good Time
February 14 -16, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

Baleen vs. Toothed Whales
Baleen Whales use bubble netting whereas Toothed Whales use echolocation for hunting. Learn why the largest animals in the ocean eat the smallest organisms.

Whale vs. Human
Compare yourself to the size of the ocean’s gentle giants as we measure them out on the floor in the Museum. Learn where Humpback Whales hang out in the summer months and how far they migrate to birth their young during the winter months.

Migratory Patterns
Learn where Humpback Whales hang out in the summer months and how far they migrate to birth their young during the winter months.

Weightless Whales
Why do whales prefer to live in the water rather than the land? “Bob” around with us during this fun and informative table talk.

Create your own Whale Song
Give us your best attempt at recreating a whale song.


IKEA Presents Design Squad Nation
February 28 – March 1, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

IKEA Challenge
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Participate as a family unit to build a piece of IKEA furniture…if you’re the fastest family to build it, you get to keep it... and take it home!

2nd Annual Brick-tastic Build Off with Bricks 4 Kidz
Build your best plane of the future in this hands on competition with kids of all ages. Entries will be judged online and we will crown six winners. Visit the Broward Bricks 4 Kidz for more information:

Egg Drop
An oldie but goodie experiment makes its way back to the top floor of the Museum. Concoct a workable device that will safely transport your egg to the first floor after we drop it from the second floor.

Roller Coasters
Build your own free-standing roller coaster or attach it to the wall and overcome the engineering challenges that await you in this fun lab.

MaxFlight Simulator Roller Coaster Ride
Take a ride on our virtual roller coaster that was designed to twist and turn you in ways you could never imagine.

Build a City
Become a City Planner/Architect/Engineer in this Build a City challenge. What’s the best location for a Fast Food Drive-Thru, Library, Park or Fire Station? We will provide the building materials... you provide the ingenuity.

Guest Engineer: Kimberley MacDonald
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental
Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Miami


20th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
Friday, March 13, 2015

This year’s event will showcase a sequence of spirits, wine or beerwith food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests and their palates. The highlights of the evening are tastings from nearly 40 of South Florida’s leading restaurants, and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world courtesy Southern Wine and Spirits as well as craft beers.

Doors open for the Platinum experience at 5:30 p.m. and the Grand Tasting begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 for the Platinum experience and $150 for the Grand Tasting.

Presale tickets are available at a reduced rate through February 15, 2015 with Platinum Host packages reduced to $2,250 and Grand Tasting to $1,350 for a party of ten.


For advance tickets please call 954.713.0954 or email Nicole at



Broward Chess Club
December 19, 2014
January 4, 10 & 11, 24 & 25, 2015
February 28 – March 1, 2015
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Each date

Join the Broward Chess club and jump at the chance to learn and improve your game during their fun-filled mentoring sessions.

Steve Sellars with New York Life
December 20, 2014
January 3, 10, & 24, 2015
February 28, 2015
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Each date

New York Life’s Child I.D. program is designed to teach children how to stay safe in the home and at play. Take part in their interactive presentations.

One Blood
December 27, 2014
January 10, 2015
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each date

Donate blood at the OneBlood Truck and receive various coupons.

Juice+ Representatives
December 27, 2014
January 3, 10 & 11, 24 & 25, 2015
February 28 – March 1, 2015

Representatives will be onsite discussing sustainable agriculture & healthy eating



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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