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

A Beautiful Planet 3D
Wild Africa 3D

National Parks Adventure 3D

Captain America: Civil War 2D or 3D
Alice Through the Looking Glass 3D


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

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


To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space is a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that takes visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience uses a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new Simulation Theater is made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Wildlife Rescue
May 22, 2016 to September 5, 2016

Wildlife Rescue is an exhibit that involves visitors in compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action, and the science that supports their efforts.

This exhibit offers a high degree of interactive visitor experiences and features great science. Exhibits and experiences include mechanical interactives, multimedia exhibits, computer interactives, a video theater, large full-scale graphic panels, specimens and replicas, and scientific tools used by rescuers.

This exhibit showcases interesting and unique species from around the world. Wildlife Rescue presents topics and themes important to the health of animal habitats and the ecosystems of our planet. It will impart the message that we, as individuals, can make a difference.

Presented locally by PNC Bank.





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

Super Heroes Weekend
May 7 & 8, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Invisibility - Keep your eyeon the cup as we explain why water marbles can disappear right before your eyes and then watch as we make them reappear.

Super Forces - Watch as we showcase a number of different forces used by Superheroes and villains during this hands-on table talk.

Electricity - Watch as our experienced science staff demonstrates how electricity can be safely harnessed.

Super Jump - Can you jump as high as Superman? Join us as we measure your highest jump and find out if you could be a Superman or Supergirl!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May 14 & 15, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Dancers! Music! Drummers!May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.


for Information Flyer (jpg)

for Information Flyer (pdf)

Cultural Demonstrations
• Live Music: Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa
• Featured Performances by Polynesian Proud
• Special Guests: The Ukus, Aiga, Viriamu
• Coconut Husking: Samoan demonstration
• Palm Weaving and Lei Making
• Live Polynesian drumming
• Samoan Fireknife Dance
• Poi Tasting

Keiki (Children) Corner
• Island Games
• Tattoo Design
• Moko-New Zealand face painting
• Lei making

Island Music Lessons
• Ukulele
• Tahitian Drums
• Conch Shell

Special Appearances
• Bird Lovers Club
• Ronin Taiko (Japanese Drums)
• Natya Mãrga (Indian Dance)
• Calligraphy Expert
• Origami Expert
• Hiro Asai (Kimono Hiro)
• Institute Budokai Studies

Wildlife Rescue Weekend
May 21 & 22, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Animal Tracks
Have you ever gone on a nature walk and seen animal tracks? Learn how to identify tracks and make your own.

Add a twist to this fun game by learning what each ecosystem needs and the primary threats that can affect them. Don’t let your ecosystem get twisted in a bunch.

Species Charades
Hop like a bunny or ribbit like a frog. Act like your favorite animal and see if others can guess what you are.

Community Partners • Bird Lovers Club

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
May 28 - 30, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.

Mad Tea Party
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Don’t be late for a very important date. Meet us in Wonderland for a Topsy Turvy Tea Party!

Mad Hatter Hat Toss
The Mad Hatter is great at tossing his hat just where it needs to land. Test your aim and see where your mad hat falls.

Queen of Hearts Croquet
Play a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Her mallet is not just any croquet mallet – it’s a Flamingo!

Army of Playing Cards
The Queen of Hearts loves her Army of Playing Cards. Compete and build your own army by creating the tallest Tower of Cards.

Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat
Help Alice and the Cheshire Cat get his grin back.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 , 2016
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2016

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;
CLICK HERE to purchase online.

Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

to learn more about Turtle Science visit on YouTube.

CLICK HERE to download a Turtle Walk flyer in Adobe PDF format.

STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5

Into the Jungle
April 25, 2016

Everything Everglades

May 23, 2016

Fee: $15 person (student or adult).

Click HERE for More information.

Aviation Academy Internship for 10th and 11th Grade Students
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016

The Museum of Discovery and Science is partnering with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and research including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation related facilities.

They will also have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals at the Museum and in the workplace to discuss various careers in aviation, aviation technology, and physics of flight. Participants will earn volunteer hours.

Participant Fees: $225 for Museum members / $250 for non-members
Call 954.713.0930 to make a reservation.

More Information on Internship - CLICK HERE



3D Printer Lab
Now through May 2016

Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with 3 different 3D printers and staff will demonstrate their capabilities through the holiday season. Watch 3D printers produce some amazing pieces. Brought to you by local 3D company Becoming 3D in partnership with Airwolf, Lulzbot, and Robo 3D.


Jungle Adventure Family Overnight
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pick your spot to sleep over with Mowgli the man-cub and his animal friends, then migrate over to our IMAX Theater to watch The Jungle Book in IMAX 3D! (Rated PG)
• Make friends with our reptiles and arachnids
• Ride our Jungle roller coaster simulator
• Have a creepy crawly snack – if you dare!

for an informational flyer (Adobe PDF format)

Mad Hatter’s Party Family Overnight
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wear your costume or dress for tea and have a grand adventure before heading to our IMAX Theater to watch Alice Through The Looking Glass in IMAX 3D! (Rated PG)
• Find the white rabbit’s key to unlock a prize
• Make magical ooze
• Get down on the Hatter’s dance floor

Family Overnight: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following morning
Fees: $48 per participant

Includes: Admission into IMAX Theater, pizza dinner, exhibit exploration and activities.



June 10 -21, 2016

Experience Luxury under Canvas on Safari to Tanzania, the Animal Kingdom’s Garden of Eden. Quintessential African landscapes with incredible wildlife spotting and cultural explorations. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and Maasai.

For more details, please contact Kim Cavendish:



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!



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.

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.

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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