Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Now on Exhibit 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.
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 NationalCenter 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.
EVERGLADES FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
January 31, 2014
Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.
Activities included in exhibit admission.
*Keller Science Theater shows at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm are first-come-first-serve.
July 25 & 26, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Super Bubbles -
Add a special ingredient to your solution to create a super bubble!
Make your own Bubble Wand -
Experiment with bubble wands in different shapes and sizes.
Human Bubbles -
Stand inside our bubble maker and become a human bubble.
Bubbles Squared -
Learn about surface tension and make bubbles in the geometric shape of a cube.
Dry Ice Bubbles -
Create foggy bubbles by using sublimating dry ice to produce carbon dioxide gas.
Ice Cream Chemistry
August 8 & 9, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Lab -
12:00 • 1:00 • 2:00 • 3:00 p.m.
Join us during this hands-on lab as we learn the difference between astronaut ice cream and ice cream in a bag. If you are so inclined and have the time, make your own ice cream, but be careful and don’t get too “salty” trying this.
Molecular Gastronomy in ACTION -
Keller Science Theater
1:30 & 3:30
Witness the cooking skills of our molecular gastronomist during this below zero demonstration. Learn just how cold ice cream can be and even sample some of the liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Summer Nautilus LIVE Series
Friday mornings from 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Dates listed below)
Join us as we connect with Dr. Bob Ballard’s world renowned research vessel, Nautilus, and learn about ocean research as it is happening. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Nautilus crew. The Nautilus will spend the summer exploring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos, and the Pacific Coast
Proceed with caution: Mapping the underwater mountains of the Central American coastline
What lies beneath? Seafloor characterization of Central America's coast
Seamount Mapping along Southern California (about to arrive in San Diego)
Get to know our own backyard: California Borderlands
(offshore San Diego)
California Borderlands: Underwater America
(offshore Los Angeles)
California Borderlands (offshore Los Angeles - days before exploring USS Macon)
America's first aircraft carrier, USS Macon, and exploration of the California Borderlands
(offshore Los Angeles)
SUMMER TIME MOONLIGHT SEA TURTLE WALKS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
July 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.
SPECIAL SPEAKERS & GUESTS
Nanotechnology Speaker Series
Keller Science Theater 1:30 p.m.
The Museum’s resident physicist, Hiram Bleecker, will be presenting on the following
Nanotechnology behind Material Science - July 10
Nanotechnology in Molecular Biology - July 31
Chemistry of Nanotechnology - August 7
Test Your Chess Skills
Broward Chess Club
Saturdays - June 6 to August 22
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Challenge a multitude of chess players from all different skill levels. Even if you do not know
how to play, come down and learn from a Grand Master.
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!
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.
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.