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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 1 week ago

We take the grandkids here whenever they are in town and they always have a great time. Best for pre-teen kids,

Thank dlevitan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on an event day when Inon Zering was there but this place has a lot of things to see and play with for kids. I live close to the Miami Museum so I never go so far to a Museum, the only reason...More

Thank Leo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the 3 D films - very educational; we tried several of the hands-on experiences (are you smarter than a 5th grader experience)

Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 October 2017 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 6 October 2017

- 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 3 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 23 September 2017

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 21 September 2017

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
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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