To Fly – Aviation Renovation!!




To Fly – Aviation Exhibit

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will have a blast exploring the many interactive displays in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s refreshed aviation station, To Fly. This interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in aviation technology.

By exploring different areas within the exhibit, visitors can learn about controlled flight, fundamentals of flight, navigation, and the materials used to build planes. The exhibit enhancements were made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.

7D-multi-sensory theater capsule – this simulator uses moving seats, high definition 3D film and other special effects to allow visitors to “fly” in a variety of aircraft.

Feel the Lift – be transformed into a bird by putting on wings and standing in front of our wind machine so you can see what it feels like to fly.

Practice your piloting skills – Choose to “fly” in the following aircrafts:

  1. Air Bus A380
  2. Cessna 172
  3. DC-9
  4. FA-18 Blue Angel
  5. F22 Raptor

Pitch Yaw Roll – learn the three basic controls of planes.

Air traffic control tower – learn how air traffic controllers navigate planes.

Plane Stuff –  visitors can compare the weight of various metals used to construct an aircraft.  Study wall-sized murals that depict a detailed cutaway diagram of the Air Bus A380 and a birds-eye view of the Fort Lauderdale Airport.

Mars Rover Simulator Ride – Go on an exciting expedition to explore the red planet – Mars. This space ship takes visitors to explore four of the most significant geological features on Mars (Olympus Mons, Ares Vallis, Valles Marineris and North Pole).

MaxFlight full motion simulator ride – with 360 – degree pitch, roll and spin technology, visitors will be able to experience adrenaline-filled aerial races and stunt flying!  *Note: You must be at least 48” tall to ride the MaxFlight motion simulator.

*Note: You must be at least 48” tall to ride the MaxFlight motion simulator.







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.