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.”
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.
EVERGLADES FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
January 31, 2014
Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.
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.
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.
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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Black Holes: The Power of Gravity Weekend Activities September 27 & 28, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Density Labs Learn which candy bars, coke cans, and gases float and which sink. Also learn how the size of an object can be deceiving in weight.
Mixology Lab Learn how density and weight mean different things in space when we begin to mix a number of
different liquids and chemicals and solids and watch them mysteriously float.
Weight time Learn the true meaning of weightlessness and other important forces that act upon everything in our universe.
StarLab Red, Yellow, and Blue are actual colors of stars in the Universe. Learn what the color means and discover what constellations are in the fall sky right here in your backyard.
Celebrate Fire Prevention Day October 25, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m.
YMCA Fire Prevention Cool down with the YMCA inside the Museum with a number of hands-on interactives for everyone in the family to learn the best in fire prevention practices.
Side by Side House Burn Let’s end the summer on a super HOT note by celebrating Fire Prevention Week with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department. Watch what happens to a house in our backyard as we set it on fire with no fire protection and then try again on a house with proper protection. Take photos with the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department Fire Trucks and EMS Vehicles used by some of Fort Lauderdale’s finest firefighters.
American Red Cross in association with Steve Sellars Meet the people who are always there for you when disaster strikes. They will also showcase their Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for the kids to tour.
South Florida American Chemical Society Meet real chemists and try your hand at awesome experiments that give off HEAT!
KaBoom! Show 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Get blown away by this explosive show!
Trick or Treating at MODS Friday Night, October 31, 2014 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Activities included with paid exhibit admission.
Halloween Costume Contest Come dressed up as your favorite children’s movie character or bring the whole family down dressed as the cast from your favorite movie. Prizes will be awarded to best costumes throughout the night.
Pumpkin Bowling Pick your own pumpkin and try to bowl a strike.
EcoScapes in the Dark Venture through our EcoScapes exhibit and see what our animals like to do at night in the Museum.
South Florida Pirates Ahoy mateys! Join us for an Argggg-mazing night as the South Florida Pirates take the Museum
Mad Scientist Electricity Show Look out for our local mad scientist who will give you a shockingly good time with his many electricity experiments.
Joey the Otter Take pictures with Joey the Otter as he parades around in his favorite Halloween costume.
Special Halloween Activities also include: • Touch Snakes, Gators, and Bugs • Jelly Bean Taste Testing • Taste Edible Bugs! YEEUUCK!
Mercedes Benz 21st Century MODS Gala
November 8, 2014 6 p.m.
The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale 21st Century MODS Gala on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Museum will honor Mr. Terry Stiles for his more than 30 year involvement on the Museum’s Board of Trustees as well as his contributions to the greater Fort Lauderdale community.
This year’s gala is co-Chaired by Rick J. Burgess, Esq. of Gunster; Jim Ellis, president of Ellis Diversified; Tony Giordano, Market 5 President Mercedes-Benz; and Kenneth Stiles, VP of Stiles Corporation.
Guests will experience a world class event complete with a high-energy Cocktail Reception sponsored by Wells Fargo and an impressive Silent Auction. They will be delighted by the Hollywood glamour theme and escorted down the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ to enjoy a decadent dinner & wine pairing designed by A Thierry’s Catering and complimented by Penfolds and Matua wines. Later in the evening, the MODS crowd will dance the night away and compete for some luxurious Live Auction items including a lease on a 2015 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet convertible!
All proceeds will benefit operations and programs at the Museum of Discovery and Science. For more information, reservations or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robyn Harper at 954.713.0906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interstellar Special Events November 9, 15 and 16, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Celebrate the highly anticipated film by Christoper Nolan, Interstellar, by participating in special Museum activities!
StarLab Learn what the night sky looks like each night during the fall and “winter” months throughout the year.
“Light” Year Understand how far light travels in one year.
Stomp Rockets Blast off to space by shooting rockets that use air pressure to launch.
Diapers in Space! Learn how NASA gave us the science of diapers and how it is used in today’s world.
Turtle Race Weekend November 28 – 30, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
Start Your Turtles Think your pet turtle has what it takes to step in the ring and compete against other turtles including the Museum’s champion turtles? If so, come on down with your own or borrow one of ours and race them against each other until there is only one CHAMPION.
Turtle Art Make your own stained glass sea turtle to take home.
Broward Chess Club September 27 & 28 • October 11 & 12 • November 1 & 2 • November 28-30, 2014
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 September 27 & 28 • October 11 & 12 • November 1 & 2 • November 28-30, 2014
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 September 27 • November 28 & 29, 2014
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Each date
Donate blood at the OneBlood Truck and receive various coupons.
Juice+ Representatives will be onsite discussing sustainable agriculture & healthy eating September 27 • October 11 • November 29, 2014
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 -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.
OVERNIGHT CAMP-IN ADVENTURES
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.