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about the museum of discovery and science

Mission

The Museum of Discovery and Science mission is: connecting people to inspiring science.

Inclusivity

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 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.

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. Read More.

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 more than 90,000 students annually who visit on school sponsored field trips. Read More.

Annual Reports

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

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.  Read More.

Financial Information

Executive Staff

Museum of Discovery and Science’s audited financial statements and Form 990 can be found here. Joseph Cox, President/CEO

Cathy Nonnenmacher, V.P. Finance/CFO

Donor Privacy Policy

Meredith Feder, Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives
The Museum of Discovery and Science strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our supporters.  Read More.

Accessibility Programs

The Museum of Discovery and Science strongly believes that every child and underserved member of the community should be able to visit the Museum.  Read More.


  

ATTENTION MODS MEMBERS & GUESTS

MODS and AutoNation® IMAX® Theater are currently closed to the public.

For more than 40 years, MODS has served as your trusted source for science education in the South Florida community. Our deepest commitment is to create the safest environment possible for our guests, staff, volunteers and animals that call MODS home.

With the Governor’s Executive Order 20-244 and Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-26, MODS’ Healthy Scientists Make Healthy Choices Protocol remains steadfast and unchanged at this time. Based on science and the realities of the pandemic, we will make protocol updates and ultimately reopen our doors to the public when we believe it is safest to do so. For everyone's protection, face masks will be required inside the Museum.

We look forward to welcoming the public back to the Museum in the near future. Until then, please connect with us for incredible virtual or safe drive-thru experiences. For Museum updates, visit our website at mods.org or sign up for our newsletter to see the coolest content first! Thank you for your understanding, trust and support during these exceptional times.