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Museum of Discovery and Science

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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. See exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts. Discover the amazing Everglades in the Florida EcoScapes exhibit. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator or take a ride in the 7D simulator. And immerse yourself in a six-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida featuring IMAX with Laser. Whether you're two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is geared more towards older kids. We went during the $5 entrance days so it was worth it but I'm not sure if I would pay regular admission prices. It's a small museum and the attractions are an additional fee. There is an...More

Thank AJCC1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first time at this place, and we can come again. Kids will have a blast, you can totally allocate 3-4 hours and maybe even more.

Thank lubger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museam is highly recomended for children up to 14, you as a parent might have fun too as there are a lot of activities and interesting things like the everglades simulator

Thank Violeta L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our children 12, 6 to the Museum for the first time. They loved it. There were school camps so it was a bit noisy and full but we still had a good time. We went before 12 so we got to go in...More

Thank ilykw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great IMAX theatre, huge! Museum is easy to get to and plenty of parking available nearby. Museum was closed, so no comment as to the museum itself.

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice museum to visit. It has a lot of exhibits, and interactive displays, mainly geared to younger children. However my teenagers had a good time there. It's only 2 floors and not very large so it is easy to get around....More

Thank bigwahash
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was our second time here and my kid had fun. He seemed to mostly enjoy the area where they can build stuff with blocks and play with the toys.

Thank six25
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We spent a couple of hours here, four adults but we had a blast, great place for kids, lot of things to do. family fun time.

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have Taken my10 year old Granddaughter and her Best Friend here 3 times this summer, I think each time they find more things they didn't do or try the previous time. They do have a Subway in there for food however we took sandwiches...More

Thank mary-ellen a
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This museum was enjoyed by the young and older alike.The various activities included at the museum kept everyone entertained.

Thank alclaire7
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16 September 2017|
Response from Milo H | Reviewed this property |
no my grandson just turned 4. there are some activities height and weight are more important than age. i.e.foot pedals, joy stick etc. a lot available for younger children.
10 September 2017|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
If you deal with Bank of America they have free museum weekend beginning of each month. I used that.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Hialeah73 | Reviewed this property |
If you have kids it's going to depend on how interested they are in different things I would think you could easily spend four hours in there with no problem I'm thinking even six depending on the age of the children Also... More