About MODS

You Can Expect Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion.

Opening Doors to Science and Education

We Are All About Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion!

The Museum of Discovery and Science welcomes individuals from all walks of life to visit, experience, connect and discover inspiring science. We support all family structures, creating a culture of hospitality where diversity is celebrated. Our doors are open to everyone: individuals and families with physical, mental and emotional disabilities and disparities in education, social and economic status. We embrace our truly diverse community of various ethnicities, religions, gender identification and sexual orientations.

All are welcome here.

Great Gravity Clock

Our History

A Legacy of Learning Since 1976

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is Connecting People to Inspiring Science. MODS fulfills its mission through four educational content pillars;

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Health & Wellness
  • Physical Science

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    Board of Trustees

    Leadership & Board of Trustees

    Meet the Dedicated Leaders Who Make MODS Happen

    Our Leadership Team and Board of Trustees are deeply dedicated to the communities of South Florida. They set the foundation for the exciting pathways ahead and their tireless efforts help promote strong and equitable growth for all who wish to learn, grow and prosper through STEM education, community programs & events and career opportunities.

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      Sprouting STEM


      STEM Learning is Our Bottom Line

      The Museum of Discovery and Science is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, private nonprofit organization. Our tax identification number is 59-1709542, and all contributions benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science.

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        Accessibility Programs

        Community Partners Help Make Learning Equitable

        MODS’ inclusivity and accessibility programs have a direct impact on our south Florida community, especially children. MODS strongly believes that every individual, regardless of financial means, should be able to visit the Museum. Our Opening Doors Initiative enables individuals, families and educational groups better access to the Museum and its resources.

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          Interactive Education

          A History of Sharing Science and Tech

          See Our Accreditations and Affiliations

          The Museum of Discovery and Science has been fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for more than 30 years (only 3% of science museums nationwide receive this accreditation) and is an active member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and Association of Children’s Museums. The AutoNation IMAX Theater is part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association.


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            Fast Facts

            See Why MODS is a Difference Maker

            Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Science District, MODS features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring our signature exhibit: the Great Gravity Clock.

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