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Permanent exhibits descriptions
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Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
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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 27, 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

SUMMER SAVINGS PASS - On Sale May 19, 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.

For more information on the Summer Savings Pass Program
in general visit

For more MODS specific infomation CLICK HERE


Child I.D. Program Making Our Lives Better
August 9 –10 • 23 – 24, 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.

Put Your Day In Check
August 9 –10 • 23 – 24, 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.

Butterfly Weekend
August 2 & 3, 2014

Learn how to build a butterfly garden, participate in a butterfly release and see the amazing IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies in 3D  on the BIGGEST screen in South Florida, AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater at noon and 3:35 p.m. August 2 & 3, 2014. Through spectacular 3D imagery, audiences will witness beautiful butterflies flying off the screen into their arms.

Based on a remarkable true story, the epic film immerses audiences in a triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations -- tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight:  hundreds of millions of REAL live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth!

Combo ticket includes August 2 & 3, 2014:

  • Butterfly Garden Tips - Learn what types of plants, dirt and species of butterflies you can put together in a butterfly garden. Plus, take home some seeds to start your garden.
  • University of Florida Entomological Society

Meet entomologists and find out the inside scoop on arthropods.

  • Butterflies Live! – 1:30 p.m. - Special Guest Speaker: Jose Muniz from Amazing Butterflies. Grab your seat for some fun with this live, interactive show about butterfly anatomy and life cycles.
  • Butterfly Release – 2:30 p.m.

Learn all about the short but amazing life of a butterfly during this exciting program. Enter the raffle to be a lucky winner to release a butterfly into the wild.

  • All about Arthropods! – 3:30 p.m. - Meet a Museum animal handler for an interesting look at these creepy crawlers and find out the difference between insects and arachnids and which arthropods help to pollinate our crops and beautiful flowers. Face your fears by getting close to an Emperor Scorpion and a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.


Shark Week: A Marine Consortium

August 9 & 10, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

  • Meet The Marine Experts! - Join experts, professors, students, and alumni from South Florida’s leading marine science programs and be immersed in their world wide oceanic conservation efforts—from sharks and beyond! Discover the adventurous methods that today’s greatest scientists are using to save wildlife and wild places.
  • Effects of Oil Spill in the Gulf presentation
    1 p.m. Keller Science Theater
    - Arthur J. Mariano, Ph.D. Professor of Oceanography University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • Immersive Activities
    • “Become a Coral” Feeding Lesson
    •  Tropical Fish Face-Painting
    • “Match That Tooth!” Game Show (Win Prizes!)
  • Underwater IMAX Adventures - Pair your museum-wide experience with special presentations of “Journey to the South Pacific 3D” and “Wild Ocean 3D” in the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater.

Sounds of Summer
August 23 & 24, 2014 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
  • Celebrate the Sounds of Summer - End your summer season on the perfect note! Enjoy a symphony of delights as we bask in
    the “science of music!” Listen to the unique orchestra of sounds made by species from around the world.
  • Special Activity - Construct your own instruments to play a part in this exciting event.
  • A Wild Animal Symphony: The Sounds of Nature
    Bass: Elephant
    Drums: Woodpecker
    The Duet: Mosquito
    Brass: Elk



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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