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Museum of Discovery and Science

#2 of 24 Fun & Games in Fort Lauderdale Features Animals
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 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank alclaire7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Dunkirk today at the IMAX theater. Be sure to sit in the last row all the way to the back. Even this isn't far enough or high enough. The screen is huge. It's like sitting two feet in front of a 70 inch TV...More

Thank Manny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched "Dunkirk" on the "BIG" screen. Very nice presentation in a relatively comfortable environment (It would be nice if they had comfortable lounge seats, but this is an older theater which is well maintained.)..

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our 4 y.o. had a great time with the displays that allowed interaction. Some exhibits that allow interaction are better suited for older children for hand, eye coordination.

Thank Milo H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I am usually skeptical when going to a discovery museum. They are very child oriented and rarely have anything for adults. This museum has it all! With interactive exhibits for kids and adults, a beautiful aquarium, otter habitat, and a truly SPECTACULAR Birds of Paradise...More

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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
14 September 2015|
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Response from Marlene J | Property representative |
Current parking information is posted on the Museum's web site in the Visit section.