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Avatar: Special Edition: An IMAX 3D Experience
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thru May 18, 2014


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

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 29, 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

Joey’s Egg Hunt
April 18 – 20, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Daily

Hop (or waddle) along with Joey the Otter in search of colorful eggs left by Joey himself! Select eggs will include fun prizes, candy treats or discounts to family entertainment activities at the Museum.

  • Activity Lab - Create fun items to wear on Joey’s Egg Hunt!  Enjoy “ear-making” and coloring stations along with some surprise weekend activities.

May 3 & 4, 2014

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Join us for our Second Annual Asian- Pacific American Heritage Celebration.

  • Enjoy dance shows, music, food tasting, cultural games
  • Demonstrations and arts and crafts showcasing the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific.
  • Polynesian Proud Productions - Presentations by Polynesian Proud Productions will take you on a journey to the Pacific islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Samoa.
  • “Big Kahuna” Surf School - Hang ten with surf lessons from the Big Kahuna while learning about the history and evolution of surfing.
  • Ronin Taiko Japanese Drummers - Be amazed by the power and precision of these spectacular drummers!

    Link to More Information

Makers Square Faire  
May 24 – 26, 2014
Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

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


Changing Seas presented by WPBT                      
May 31 & June 1, 2014
Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

  • Screening and Q&A with Changing Seas Team - Be the first to see two brand new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning public television series: Changing Seas.
  • Narrated Screenings 1:00 p.m.  & 3:00 p.m. - Join the Changing Seas team as they reveal what it takes to produce each episode of this popular marine science series filmed in Florida and the Caribbean. Stay for a one-on-one question and answer session that accompanies each screening.
  • Meet the Experts - Interact with the world-renowned scientists whose research is featured in the episodes. Find out how you too can travel the world and become a leader in the field of marine science.
  • The “Changing Seas” Lab 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Dive into today's greatest ocean challenges as you participate in a variety of water-based activities in our “Changing Seas” Labs that include the “Become a Coral Reef” game and coloring contest.

2014 Turtle Walk Dates
June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2014
July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2014

Advance reservations are required as space is limited.
Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations.

Participants will have the opportunity to witness a 300-pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs.


The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July.

Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs.

At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old.

The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget.

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.

Advance reservations are required as space is limited.

Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations.

Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

To learn more about Turtle Science visit this video link.

To download a PDF informational flyer right-click here.



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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