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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
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707
+1 954-467-6637
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice museum for young children, but there is little of interest for older children and adults, apart from a very good aquarium section. If you are thinking this is Florida's version of Philadelphia's Franklin institute, you will be severely disappointed. I saw everything that...More

Thank RobertJF57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unique museum - showing the finest pieces of English pottery and porcelain you'll see at one time anywhere in the US. Wedgewood, majolica, art pottery, art nouveaux and more. But wait! There's an amazing collection of glass by Dale Chihuly! I...More

Thank tmhome100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- The concept of the museum is great: giving hands-on experiences to children [of all ages] in flight(plane simulators), animals(otters, bats, scorpions etc), weather (snow in Miami?!) and so on. However, not all of the simulations worked properly or at all. Some problems, when mentioned,...More

Thank newton20001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to spend a rainy day. We had a great time, and took in the movie at the IMAX theater. The kids loved it.

Thank Chris L
Marlene J, VP Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications at Museum of Discovery and Science, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very pleased that you had a great experience. Thanks for letting us know.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my grandkids here for the day right after Irma they had a $5 person special admission. There was lots for them to do do and see. Had a great time. Only thing I would recommend is bring your own food. Only place to eat...More

1  Thank Bklyn21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely love this museum. They have so many fun, interactive exhibits that change regularly. They take excellent care of the animals in their care as well. It's impossible not to learn something when you go to this museum.

Thank judydogdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren to spend a few hours. It was excellent not too expensive and very interactive. It kept them quite busy and entertained.

Thank Helenarchi
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 14 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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
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16 September 2017|
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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
10 September 2017|
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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
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