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IMAX® FILMS
NOW SHOWING
A Beautiful Planet 3D
National Parks Adventure 3D

COMING SOON
Resident Evil: Final Chapter 3D - Opens January 26, 2017
La La Land 2D - Opens February 3, 2017
The LEGO Batman Movie 2D - Opens February 9, 2017
Dream Big 3D - Opens February 17, 2017


 
 
TRAVELING EXHIBIT - COMING SOON


Opens February 4, 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.


To Fly – Aviation Renovation


The highlight of the exhibit space is a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that takes visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience uses a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new Simulation Theater is made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


SPECIAL EVENTS

EVERGLADES FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
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



Space Weekend         
January 21 & 22, 2017 Noon to 4 p.m.

Star Lab
Gaze into the starry night in our state of the art planetarium as we transport you to other planets.

Stomp Rockets
Learn about multiple forces that act upon a rocket as it leaves our atmosphere. Construct a rocket and see how far it goes and then attempt to land your rocket in a target zone.

Long Jump
Long Jump There is less gravity on Mars and even less gravity on the moon. Test your jumping abilities and see if you can land among the stars.



Egyptian Weekends  
February 4 & 5, 2017
March 4 & 5, 2017
April 1 & 2, 2017

Noon to 4 p.m.

Ready, Set, Dig
Become an archeologist and dig for valuable artifacts.

Pyramid Cup Stack
Most ancient pyramids were built as tombs. Compete to build the largest pyramid!

Hieroglyphics
Egyptians used pictures known as hieroglyphics instead of letters to write. Learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics.

Mummification
Learn the techniques used by Egyptians to preserve bodies by mummification. Then check out our mummified apples!

Egyptian Jewelry
Jewelry was highly valued by the ancient Egyptians. Create your own necklace covered in jewels.



Lego Batman Weekend
          
February 11 & 12, 2017 Noon to 4 p.m.

Bat Mobile
Bat Mobile lost a wheel and Joker got away!! Create a lego bat mobile that will outrun the Joker.

Batman Masks
See The Lego Batman Movie and then “Be Batman” when you make your very own bat mask!

Bat Talks
Calling all bats! Join us at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for our bat talks! Learn all about our bats, what they eat and how they use echolocation!

Echolocation Game
Did you know that bats are not blind; in fact they can see almost as well as humans. But to fly around and hunt for insects in the dark, they use a remarkable high frequency system called echolocation. Join us in the Keller Science Theater at 2:30 p.m. for a fun “Batty Bat” game.

Gotham City Clock Tower
Can you build the tallest Gotham City Clock Tower? Test your lego building skills and see if you can reach new heights.




IKEA Design Nation
              
February 18 – 20, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

IKEA Building Challenge
1:30 and 3:30
Learn all about teamwork as a family unit when you build a piece of IKEA furniture. If you’re the fastest family and build it first you get to take it home for FREE!

Earthquake Tables
Build a structure that will stand tall during an earthquake

Build a City
Help us build the city of the future. You can customize it anyway you want using all the cardboards you can get your hands on.

Windy City Tower
Build a tower using paper and tape and see if it will stand strong in our wind tunnel.

Mission: Egg Drop
There is only one rule…. NO PARACHUTES!  Build something that houses the egg when we throw it off the balcony to the floor below.

Little Engineers Zone
Need something for the small engineer? Head over to our Discovery Center and see how
high you can build a pyramid.

K’Nex Building Zone
Imagine and build your own engineering structure from our piles of K’Nex and see if it can withstand some of our tests.



22nd Annual Bank of America
Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration
Friday, April 7, 2017


The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction.

The Platinum experience includes complimentary valet parking and early access to the Grand Tasting. Platinum Tickets are $250 ($225 before February 6, 2017). Grand Tasting Tickets are $150 ($135 before February 6, 2017).  All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum.

CLICK HERE
to purchase tickets

For additional information please contact Hillary Wallace at 954.713.0918 or hillary.wallace@mods.net.



Girl Scouts Overnight
Matilda Matinee at Broward Center & Overnight at MODS

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Matilda the Musical
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sunday - Overnight at MODS
Price: •$87 per Scout •$71 per Chaperone
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - DEADLINE TO ORDER IS MARCH 29, 2017

Includes:

  • Lower Balcony Ticket for Matilda the Musical
  • Matilda Cast Meet-n-Greet after the show
  • Matilda Patch
  • Lost Egypt Activities
  • Pizza Dinner
  • Exploration of all Museum Exhibits
  • Spending the Night at the Museum
CLICK HERE to download a flyer for more details

CLICK HERE to Reserve a spot



SPECIAL SPEAKERS, GUESTS & PROGRAMS

Saturdays with Joey the Otter
Come meet the Museum’s mascot Joey the Otter. Have your picture taken with him and then head over to our Otters at Play exhibit and watch our four North American River Otters run, dive and swim in their habitat.

January 14 - Joey Learns About the Body

February 11 - Joey Becomes a Mummy

March 11 - Joey Learns About Bats


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 January 28 & 29, 2017 / 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


Aviation Academy Internship for 10th and 11th Grade Students
March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 2017
The Museum of Discovery and Science is partnering with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and research including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation related facilities. They will also have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals at the Museum and in the workplace to discuss various careers in aviation, aviation technology, and physics of flight. Participants will earn volunteer hours.

Participant Fees: $225 for Museum members / $250 for non-members
Call 954.713.0930 to make a reservation.

STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5
January 30, 2017 Smallest Forms of Life
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