Museum of Discovery and Science

Museum of Discovery and Science

Museum of Discovery and Science
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CinemasScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), where the mission is connecting people to inspiring science. Experience Florida’s only aviation-themed Makerspace, boredom-busting interactive STEM exhibits, amazing animal encounters, super science shows, Discovery Spot for young scientists to explore iconic Florida environments and an outdoor Physics Science Park with edible Food Forest. Then catch a documentary or Hollywood film on the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater’s GIANT screen!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,072 reviews
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2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
So many broken exhibits. It would be cool if they worked. We went and would not ever go back. 45.00 for 2 people and most things don't work at all.
Written 13 May 2024
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James F
Pittsburgh, PA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our kids loved this museum. Nearly every exhibit here is hands on, and they had a blast. There is a parking garage across the street that is very convenient. We especially enjoyed watching the otters splash and play.

You may want to bring your own lunch or find food elsewhere because the lunch offerings were pretty basic, but enough if you're hungry.
Written 28 March 2024
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Hi there, thanks so much for visiting! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 18 April 2024
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Philip M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I grew up in Broward and love Science. Hence, I've coming to the Museum of Science and Discovery in downtown Fort Lauderdale since I was at Tropical Elementary School.
I love the Museum and the AutoNation IMAX Theater. It is THE BEST movie theater in Florida. At the theater, I've been watching movies there for at least the past decade. At the AutoNation IMAX Theater, I've seen Interstellar there once, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning about 7 times, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny twice, Oppenheimer about 50-70 times, Dune Part 1 about 5 times, and Dune Part 2 about 40 times. Hence, I have seen well over 100 movie showings there in the past 2 years alone. I have literally spent thousands of dollars there. Every dime was money well spent for the following reasons.
First, it is the largest screen in South Florida.
Second, the image projection is immaculate.
Third, the sound system is amazing. You feel the sound and bass in your body!
Fourth, the theater features stadium seating which ensures that each person has an unobstructed view of the Certified Giant Screen.
Fifth, most importantly, the employees and staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. It's their goal that every customer fully enjoys their experience. They all know me and greet me by my name. It makes me feel like I'm in Cheers since everyone there knows my face and name!
Sixth, this theater was one of only 30 theaters in the entire world to present Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Oppenheimer movie in the unparalleled 15 perforation / 70 mm IMAX film! I met several people who flew in from different states in order to see this amazing movie in the ultimate format at my local theater. I felt privileged to be able to see this movie in 70 mm IMAX film in my local movie theater which is only 20 minutes from my house right down Broward Boulevard! In fact, they will be playing Oppenheimer again starting April 22, 2024 for one week only.
Hence, I highly recommend that anyone who wants to experience the ultimate movie experience in Florida go to the AutoNation IMAX Theater.
I'll see you there soon!
Thanks.
Written 25 March 2024
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Voyager13541804530
Miami, FL1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I honestly am not being mean but have to be honest,, this place has gone downhill, We were there for the Lego Discovery weekend and it was truly bad. Lego stations set up for basically just building Legos nothing as advertised... could have stayed home and saved our money,, tried to make the best of it but was there with 13 year old boys so they did not have much as much of the attractions are geared to younger ages. The actual attractions were not all functioning one ride had ripped up seats and the out door park is filthy, not maintained well at all. Truly disappointed as to how the entire place has deteriorated, first time coming since COVID and will not be back...not to mention the mandated 6 hour parking imposed when you use their garage to park... terrible
Written 28 January 2024
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Hello Tamara. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. Our team takes pride in providing exceptional customer service to all visitors. We would be happy to have your family return to see an IMAX documentary film as our guests. Please email us at customerservice@mods.org so we can make this right. We are sorry that your recent visit to the Museum was not exceptional. Your feedback will be shared internally with our team. Please note that the parking garage is operated by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Written 30 January 2024
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K W
Chandler, AZ7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This museum is pretty outdated. It is in great need of new exhibits such as how climate change is impacting Florida and what people can do to help.

I would not recommend it. It felt like a waste of time and money.
Written 14 December 2023
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Hello. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. Our team takes pride in providing exceptional customer service to all visitors. We are sorry that your recent visit with us was not exceptional. We are updating our exhibits and programs regularly and are well underway with organizing a new resilience exhibit set to open in 2025 to connect guests with climate action, providing an immersive experience that educates and engages. Hopefully your next visit is more pleasant. Please know your feedback will be shared internally with our team.
Written 19 December 2023
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Matthew M
Roebling, NJ161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Just visited with our 4 year old. He loved the new Thomas exhibit and the discovery play area. My only criticism is that there isn't much seating for adults and some of the exhibits are a bit dated but I was expecting that. Overall we had a great time.
Written 25 September 2023
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to review us! We will pass your feedback along to our team.
Written 25 September 2023
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Pammmeee
Long Island, NY116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Excellent museum. My 8 year old LOVED it. We spent 6 hours there only taking a 1/2 hour break for lunch. So much to do and see. Highly recommend.
Written 10 July 2023
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Hi Pammy, thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words!
Written 12 July 2023
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kantbyluv
Coconut Creek, FL202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I purchased a membership because it was worth it to go more than once as I am a local. The kids enjoyed it and there was a lot to do.
Written 9 June 2023
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Thanks for visiting us! So glad you enjoyed your time!
Written 22 June 2023
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Dflemiss
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Great experience for our 11 year old, but I could easily see our 4 year old having a blast. Hands on interactive exhibits encourage learning bu experience. A range of topical areas makes it a fun day. You can gomdeep.on one or two topics, or go light and cover everything. Movie theater conveniently co-located. Love that the exhibits are indoor and outdoor. If you are cruising, it's totally worth arriving a day early to take the kids
Written 3 May 2023
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Thanks so much for visiting us and taking the time to review the Museum!
Written 2 June 2023
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MoooMoo
California4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Was excited to explore the museum because I love science, but I found many of the exhibits to be worn down, missing parts, or just plain broken. For $25 entry per person, you would think they would put some of the funds back into maintenance.
Written 30 March 2023
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Hi there. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service to all visitors. We are sorry that your recent visit to the Museum was not exceptional. Safety is a key component of this experience to ensure we are providing the best service possible. Sometimes, the exhibits can become a victim of their own success and need some maintenance. Please know your feedback will be shared internally with our team. Please reach out to us at customerservice@mods.org so we can make this right.
Written 2 June 2023
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