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Museum of Discovery and Science

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Address: 401 South West Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone Number: +1 954-467-6637
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and...

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 five-story-high film adventure at the newly renovatede AutoNation(R) IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. 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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Good place to spend some time and learn

The science center was enjoyable, but not thrilling. The IMAX movie was spectacular, and worth the admission. Many of the exhibits in the center were broken or non-functioning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here so many times! First time I went was on a field trip with students and then went back on my own with friends and family because I had such a great time. I'm a bit of a nerd with museums but this place really is tons of fun if you are a fan of them. They... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The science center was enjoyable, but not thrilling. The IMAX movie was spectacular, and worth the admission. Many of the exhibits in the center were broken or non-functioning, especially the aging flight simulators. Also, it was strange that several of the attractions required additional payment.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great trip for kids to get them excited about real world science. They interactive simulators were great for kids and grownups. Had several kids with me and they sure love to touch everything. This place is really a lot of fun, It makes science fun.for all ages. Everyone seem to really enjoy the hands-on science.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family on a bit of a rainy day. The "rides" were ok, but not spectacular. The mars rover one is a bit educational. The staff didn't seem to be too hyped up about science. At the airboat ride, the staff member did not say one word...nothing! It would have made a better experience if there were staff... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to many science museums and this one is good! There is a play area for younger kids (under 6). There is a simulated air boat ride, exhibits with fish, alligators, snakes, lizards, etc. Many hands on exhibits related to airplanes, medical profession, brain teasers, recycling, space travel, and health and wellness. Probably most suitable for kids 8... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My son and nephew had a great time here. We went with a couple and their daughter who live in the area. It was very educational for both the kids and myself. I would definitely go again when back in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I go about twice a year. They have exhibits that are interactive and very interesting for adults too. There's a play area for toddlers. If you have an account with Bank of America, you can get in free the first full weekend of the month.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum as a couple and were extremely disappointed at how little there was there. If you have kids in tow it's a different story. There were masses of interactive things to keep the children occupied but for us, two adults it was a different story. If it hadn't been for an exhibition on drugs, their cause... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Used our Ontario Science Centre membership and got both adults in for FREE! Said our 3 year old was 2 (shhh) and got him in for free too. 6 year old was $13. Overall good time, spent three hours and saw most of the museum. Found it a bit worn compared to our museum and Toronto, but for $13 total... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a fun place for the kids...lots of things to do...hands-on things to do!!! This is especially a great place to visit on really hot and humid days or when it's raining. Parking is near by.

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