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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
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"imax theater"
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"rainy day"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"mars rover"
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"hands on activities"
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"flight simulator"
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"live animals"
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"otter exhibit"
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"great for kids"
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"school groups"
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"older children"
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"interesting things"
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"airboat ride"
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"year olds"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were nearby so went into the museum. There is an amazing clock as you enter - worth looking upwards to see the construction. Inside a range of animals etc as well as interactive exhibits to keep everyone occupied. If you have time worth a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The day was windy so we took a day off from the beach. We spent the entire day with our 4 and 6 year old. We all had a great time, and didn't even hit everything. Recommend if you need a break from the heat

Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there today and the Curious George and Clifford exhibits are awesome! We got there as soon as the museum opened to attend an event with a children’s books author and illustrator. If you have little kids, I would recommend these exhibitions that go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only went for the exhibits and found it to be very reasonable for tickets compared to similar museums. $45 for 2 adults and 1 child. Lots of interactive exhibits that kept us busy for 3.5 hours and my son would have liked to stay...More

Thank Elana H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoy museums and this one did not disappoint. All exhibits are interesting and have lots of information. I specially liked seeing the otters play and swim in their space. I did not get to see an IMAX movie, but I'm sure it would...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We enjoyed all of the hands on exhibits that they had here. It was a fabulous place to learn about various weather aspects, animals, etc.

Thank pgmovie
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is one of the "Must Visit" places in Fort Lauderdale... I saw an IMAX Movie in the beautiful, comfortable Theater and explored a few displays in the main area too. It's a bit pricey (especially for food & drinks), but well worth it [as...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Even though it is very family friendly, many adults were enjoying themselves - I went alone on a Sat. afternoon (much less crowded during the week). I enjoyed the many exhibits on science, nature, Everglades, much, much more. There is an Imax movie theater where...More

Thank ABW401
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

There is an option to purchase a combo (museum + movie ticket for $23) but this time we only went to the Imax cinema ($15). Amazing image, I usually don't like 3D with glasses but this time was awesome. Super comfortable, friendly staff, no complaints.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

To be fair, we visited here one year ago, and my following review is why we did not visit again. The majority of the interactive exhibits were broken. It was a delight to see the otters, and the megalodon display, but my kids were also...More

Thank Libjack75
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Response from Niamb | Reviewed this property |
Just three might be a little young, but there are plenty of hands on things to do that even very young children can enjoy. Our four year old grandsons had a blast. While there were some activities they couldn't participate... More
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Response from Cindy W | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, sorry, w went with a bunch of friends , there is a separate cost for the IMAX
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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
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