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April 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 20, 2019
11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

The 2019 Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival is April 20th at Esplanade Park. Join us across the street at MODS for some additional Pirate fun for the whole family!

  • We’re Going on a Treasure Hunt!
    East? I thought you said West? Navigate your way using your compass and pirate map to find the hidden treasure. Be careful not to get lost at sea!
  • I Spy With My Little Eye
    Land ho! Pirates used spyglass telescopes to search the seven seas! Construct your own spyglass and go explore.
  • Eye See You!
    Ahoy Matey! Did you know pirates wore eye patches so they could condition an eye to see in the dark? Create your own eye patch and feel like a real pirate.
  • Fruit Prevents Scurvy!
    If pirates and sailors didn’t get enough Vitamin C while out at sea, they would get scurvy. Our chemical experiment will allow us to investigate which drink has more Vitamin C.
  • Pirates 7D Theater Ride
    Go on a search for pirate treasure! Watch out for ghost pirates, sharks, and the Kraken. Additional Ticket Purchase Required. Free for Museum members.
  • Pirate Costume Contest
    Come dressed in your favorite Pirate outfit and enter the contest!


April 20, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm




The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is closed to the public in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112 stating that interactive exhibits remain closed. During this time, please connect through engaging virtual STEM content on our social media platforms @modsftl. Please enjoy these videos and check our website for future updates. 

To our scientastic MODS Members: We are committed to you! We are extending ALL memberships upon renewal. One year = 18 months. We thank you for your continued support. 

We look forward to re-opening our doors and welcoming all back to the Museum.