about the museum of discovery and science

History

The Museum began its history as a project of the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale, opening as the Discovery Center, a hands-on museum of art, science and history, in 1977 in the historic New River Inn. Over the course of the next few years, several other historic buildings became part of the Museum’s complex.
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Fast Facts

More than 450,000 people visit the Museum of Discovery and Science annually. Over 8 million visitors have experienced the Museum since opening in 1992. The Museum currently serves 90,000 students annually who visit on school sponsored field trips.
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Annual Reports

Please read the Museum’s latest Annual Report to learn about the Museum’s activities, accomplishments and financial performance.

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Board of Trustees

The Museum of Discovery and Science is a private, non-profit museum governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of community and business leaders who generously volunteer their service.

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