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First Man Opening Weekend Activities

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

October 13 & 14, 2018

Astronomers will be out front of the museum with their solar telescopes allowing guests a firsthand view the sun!


Program Schedule


Moon Craters, Moon Rockets & Phases of the Moon

Presentations – Keller Science Theater

Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Moon Craters
Make your own craters as you discover why the Moon has so many craters and Earth has only a few.

Moon Rockets
Design and create your own rocket then launch it and shoot for the Moon!

Phases of the Moon
Learn about these phases of the Moon and why we cannot always see it.


Back to the Moon and on to Mars: History and Future of Lunar Exploration

Presented by Armando Rodrigues, NASA solar system ambassador – Keller Science Theater

Saturday & Sunday  12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Mission Onboard NASA Sofia : Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy Astronomers Association

Presented by Hellen Tavora, South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association – Keller Science Theater

Saturday & Sunday  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This presentation is about Hellen’s experience during her mission on the NASA Sofia Aircraft, an aircraft with a unique large infared telescope inside.









October 13, 2018
October 14, 2018


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.