Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale  
Main Navigation Follows:
Home
Visitor Information
Blockbuster IMAX Theater
Exhibits
Events
Schools and Groups
Camps
Membership
Birthday Parties
Explore Store
Support the Museum
Community Outreach
Partnerships
Facility Rentals
Press
Contact Us
Volunteer
Employment Opportunities
 


 












































Click Here for
Destination information
 

IMAX® FILMS

NOW SHOWING
Amazon Adventure 3D
Dream Big 3D
A Beautiful Planet 3D


COMING SOON
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - 3D - Opens May 4 2017
Alien: Covenant 2D - Opens May 18 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - 3D - Opens May 25 2017



 
TRAVELING EXHIBIT - NOW OPEN


Now Open through May 1, 2017

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, an interactive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt, opens Saturday, February 4, 2017 through April 20, 2017 at Museum of Discovery and Science.

The exhibit features a real human mummy and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype displaying the mummy in a stage of “unwrapping" plus scans and forensic facial reconstructions of mummies. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people.

CLICK HERE for More Information



Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here


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


TRAVELING EXHIBIT - COMING SOON

Birds of Paradise
May 27 – September 5, 2017


This stunning exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. After 18 expeditions over an eight-year period, scientist, Edwin Scholes, and National Geographic photographer, Tim Laman, have compiled an exhibit that encompasses sounds bites, videos, photographs and artifacts from their expeditions. The hands-on, multi-media components and mechanical and digital mini-stations allow students to better understand how these beautiful creatures have influenced a conservation movement.

CLICK HERE for More Information




SPECIAL EVENTS



Amazon Adventure Weekend
April 29 & 30, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.


Enjoy special activities during the opening weekend of the new IMAX 3D film, Amazon Adventure.

Amazing Butterflies - Henry Bates, the biologist featured in Amazon Adventure, discovered that butterfly species had evolved into new species from old species. Learn more interesting facts from a local butterfly expert and watch as caterpillars devour a milkweed plant in just hours.

DNA Bracelets - Learn how genetics are the building blocks of life. Create your own genetic bracelet to take home.

Camouflage Animal Show
Keller Science Theater
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“Spy with your little eye” the many different ways animals can camouflage themselves in their
environments.

Masters of Mimicry
Keller Science Theater
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Learn about mimicry and some of the animals that helped form our understanding of Natural Selection.




Guardians of the Galaxy Family Overnight

Friday, May 5, 2017
6 p.m. Friday night to 8 a.m. Saturday morning

  • Participate in activities that will let YOU be a guardian of our galaxy!
  • Be sure to check out the Milky Way and beyond in our portable planetarium and activity stations.
  • Watch Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 3D on our giant IMAX screen (Rated PG-13)

Fees: $48 per participant. Includes: Admission into IMAX Theater, pizza dinner, rides and activities.

To reserve your spot for the family overnight or if you want to book your own overnight, call our reservations line at 954.713.0930 or e-mail us at sales@mods.net.



Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 13 & 14, 2017
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.

Cultural Demonstrations
• Live Music: Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa
• Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
• Palm Weaving and Lei Making
• Live Polynesian drumming
• Samoan Fireknife Dance
• Poi Tasting 

Special Appearances
• Bird Lovers Club
• Natya Marga Indian Dance
• Ronin Taiko Japanese Drums
• Joe Keit Kung Fu/Lion Dance
• Marie and Keefer (Japanese Calligraphy)
• Origami Expert



Eye of the Storm
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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

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

Live Theater Shows for all ages
• Professor Tinkermeister
• Owlie Skywarn
• How the Weather Works

Pet Preparedness Tips



Birds of Paradise Weekend
May 27 – 29, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy special activities during the opening weekend of our new exhibit, Birds of Paradise.

Recyclable Bird Feeder - Attract birds to your yard by making a recyclable bird feeder filled with a variety of yummy seeds.

Birds of Color - Birds of Paradise are known for the vivid colors of their feathers. Make your own colorful Bird of Paradise sun catcher..

Beak Adaptations - Bird beaks have adapted to help them eat their unique diets. Test the beaks and see which ones are best to eat grubs, beetles or snails.

The Great Migration Challenge
Keller Science Theater 1:30 p.m.

For many birds during the winter it’s time for them to fly south, but they must watch out for the many obstacles. Will your bird successfully complete their migration? Play this fun game
and learn about the challenges migrating birds face.

Bird Call Competition
Keller Science Theater 3:30 p.m.

Cacaw, cacaw! Listen to the special calls that birds of paradise make. Join the fun and see if your bird call can ruffle some feathers.



SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2017
July 11, 12 & 13, 2017


The Museum of Discovery and Science invites families to participate in an exciting evening of sea turtle discovery and wonder! The annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July 2017.  Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about sea turtle nesting and nature permitting, observe a loggerhead sea turtle lay her eggs and then head out to sea.

At 9:00 p.m., the Turtle Walk adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative presentation by Museum staff about the plight of sea turtles.  Guest will then meet at Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides will scout the beach looking for nesting sea turtles.  Once a turtle is found and has begun the egg-laying process, guests will be led down the beach to witness this unforgettable experience.  Please note:  nesting is not dependent upon weather, tides, or moon phases, and we cannot guarantee a nesting event each time.

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. White lights and flashes are not permitted on the beach.  Advance reservations are required as space is limited.

Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations.  Prices are $19 for members and $21 for non-members.

CLICK HERE
to learn about MODS’ Citizen Science project on sea turtle temperature-dependent sex determination visit

 

SPECIAL SPEAKERS, GUESTS & PROGRAMS

Travel to Egypt with Joey the Otter
Every Saturday in April
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For Young Einsteins under 7 years old

Join Joey, the Museum's mascot on an Egyptian adventure! Explore the Lost Egypt Exhibit and enjoy FUN activities. Children and adults are encouraged to wear Egyptian costumes.

 


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 in January & February 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy some mental food and challenge our local experts.

Coast Guard Auxiliary February 25 & 26, 2017 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Learn about Boating Safety and why are our oceans are extremely vital to us.


ON-GOING EVENTS


STEM CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT


STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
February 27, 2017 South Florida’s Waterways
March 27, 2017 Lost Egypt
April 24, 2017 Sky’s the Limit
May 22, 2017 Let’s play with Polymers
Fee: $15 person (student or adult)

CLICK HERE for More Information on the STEM PROGRAM



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!
 
CAMP ADVENTURE
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.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
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.

For more information, visit CAMP INS page.

Museum of discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida