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IMAX® FILMS


The Completely Renovated AutoNation® IMAX Theater now OPEN!
New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen = The Ultimate IMAX Experience!


NOW PLAYING

Tomorrowland

Tiny Giants 3D

Humpback Whales 3D


COMING SOON

San Andreas 3D
opens May 28, 2015

Jurassic World 3D
opens June 11, 2015

Terminator: Genisys 3D

opens June 30, 2015




NOW ON EXHIBIT


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here


Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.


Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Open May 22, 2015 through September 7, 2015

Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an engaging, free-flowing learning experience where loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive, multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank.

Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Thinkwell Group

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
          



To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.

         
COMING SOON - EXHIBITS

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
October 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016

The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA, has developed a national traveling exhibition program called Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.

While Asteroids and comets are popular subjects for movies like Armageddon and Deep Impact, they are also playing their own starring roles in NASA research. In 2001, NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft dramatically landed on the asteroid Eros. In 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact’s probe collided with Tempel 1, exploring beneath the comet’s surface. In 2007, NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft to the Main Asteroid Belt.

Great Balls of Fire explores the mysteries of these celestial objects. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from? These and many other questions are answered in Great Balls of Fire.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

EVERGLADES FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
January 31, 2014

Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.

Link to Everglades Forever Project page for More Information and Photography Contest Winners




Sesame Street Presents The Body Exhibit
Opening
May 23 - 25, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily

  • Map of the Human Body - Draw a map of the body and learn how
    the organs function together. Then see if you can place the organs in the right spot to keep the body working.
  • Ooey Gooey Snot - Achoo! Make and play with ooey gooey green snot. Learn about snot and how boogers are formed.
  • Skeleton Dance - Our skeletons give our bodies structure. Make your own skeleton and then watch your bones dance.
  • Pump it up! - Give your heart and lungs a workout then learn how these organs pump blood and oxygen throughout your body.
  • Fueling your Body - All foods are yummy but only some foods are healthy enough to fuel your body. Others are junk food that will slow you down. Learn the difference between the two so you can keep your body working in tip-top shape.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SESAME STREET EXHIBIT.

Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Thinkwell Group

              

Meet Elmo at the Museum
May 30 – August 15 Every Saturday Morning

“Elmo Learns About” 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. followed by Elmo Meet and Greet until 11 a.m. Elmo Learns About…

May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 4
Exercise
Touch
Nutrition
Smell
Teeth
Hearing
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
Skeleton
Lungs
Eyes
Muscles
Stomach
Safety


            

Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Thinkwell Group


Blooms and Butterflies
May 30 & 31, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m. Daily
  • A Flurry of Butterflies Jose Muniz of Amazing Butterflies
    Join us in the Museum’s backyard as we release last winter’s caterpillars into the sky and complete their final stage of metamorphosis. Butterflies will be raffled off to select winners.

  • Tower Garden
    Learn today’s coolest and most innovative sustainable gardening techniques along with hydroponics and plants that make a healthier and happier YOU.

             


SOAR WITH READING
July 17, 2015 Noon to 3 p.m.


JetBlue and Magic Tree House are taking kids on a reading adventure. Activities below are included in exhibit admission.

  • Special guest reading from a Magic Tree House book
  • Magical live performance by Magic Tree House characters, Jack and Annie
  • Dig for sharks teeth beneath a 50’ Megalodon and make a shark tooth necklace.
  • Take home a JetBlue backpack filled with a New Magic Tree House book, a Passport to Adventure and other fun items.
  • Shark Encounters, Photo Opportunities and More!

To learn more about the program, visit SoarWithReading.com

        



SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 2015
July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2015


     

The Museum of Discovery and Science invites the whole family to participate in an evening of sea turtle discovery this summer. Once again, the annual evening Turtle Walks will occur in June and July.  Visitors will enjoy an entire evening of sea turtle exploration and identification while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles.

Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult.

At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles (land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach.

The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget. Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks.

Participants must be 9 years of age or older. Advance reservations are required as space is limited.  Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

To learn more about Turtle Science visit this video link.


CLICK HERE
to download a PDF format Turtle Walk flyer.


     




 
ON-GOING EVENTS

KELLER SCIENCE THEATER WEEKEND SHOWS

Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

The Nitro Show - Ever wonder what -320 degrees Farenheit will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

KaBoom! Show - Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

Science Showdown - Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!

       


CAMP ADVENTURE

Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning.

The museum hosts 1-day and 5-day camps.

For more information and a listing of upcoming camps, visit CAMPS page.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.

OVERNIGHT CAMP-IN ADVENTURES
Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group.

For more information, visit CAMP INS page.




   
   
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