STEM Learning Series

Get Involved in Learning Programs & Special Events.

Programs Focused on the Environment

The Building Blocks of Resilience Education

From first steps into science to Turtle Walks and Sensory-Friendly Sundays, discover ongoing STEM learning at MODS.

Learn More About STEM Programs

Join us in the Sprouting STEM Early Childhood Learning Lab, powered by PNC Grow Up Great, where little learners will make BIG discoveries in a space designed especially for the early ages. Upon entering the space, guests are transported to a rich nature filled south Florida backyard landscape complete with native plants and wildlife they will experience from the perspective of a small insect. Hosted programming in the Lab will include learning through play, hands-on STEM activities, music, story time and more!

Onsite Experiences

Join us for learning through play experiences, socialization time, STEM activities and more!

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Members: Free
Non-members: Free with Museum admission


Join us for sounds, shows and friendly engagement!

Music Time Mondays: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sing alongs, instruments, bubbles, puppets and more!

Pop-up Science Wednesdays: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Interactive STEM demonstrations.

Wiggle Time Fridays: 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Movement, stretching exercises, obstacle courses and more!

Members: Free
Non-members: Free with Museum admission

Join us for this “Caregiver and Me” style program in which your little ones can participate in tummy
time and take their first steps in science.

Offered on: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Members: Free
Free with Museum admission

Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

Join us for this “Caregiver and Me” style program with socialization time, circle time and hands-on STEM activities!

Offered on: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Members: Free
Free with Museum admission

Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

*Guests must arrive within the first 15 minutes before the class starts to attend.

NOTE: Sprouting STEM program schedules are subject to change. Please check this page frequently for scheduling updates. Please email with questions. 

The FREE 2023 Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, features scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators who will share their passion for our oceans in programs designed for Museum guests of all ages.

April 20
6 p.m. EDT
Documenting Shark Communities Using Observation and Remote TechnologySandra Bessudo, director of the Malpelo and Other Marine Ecosystems Foundation
May 4
6 p.m. EDT
Gill Guardians: An Elasmobranch Conservation and Education HubJasmin Graham, administrator of Gill Guardians
June 1
6 p.m. EDT
Activities at the Shark Lab in Bimini, BahamasMatthew Smukall, president and CEO of Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation
June 8
6 p.m. EDT
(World Oceans Day)
Community-Supported Conservation Goals for Scalloped HammerheadKelly Kingon, assistant professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago
July 6
6 p.m. EDT
Disentangling the Drivers of Antarctic Peninsula Penguin Colony DeclinesTom Hart, self-professed “penguinologist” and research fellow in Oxford’s Department of Zoology
August 3
6 p.m. EDT
Shark Conservation FundLee Crockett, executive director at the Shark Research Fund 
August 30
6 p.m. EDT
(International Whale Shark Day)
Secrets of the Whale Sharks of the Galápagos Marine Reserve – Int’l Whale Shark DaySofía Green, PhD student at University of the Algarve

Jonathan Green, naturalist, nature photographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London
September 7
6 p.m. EDT
Secret Lives of Silky Sharks / Not Just a FAD: Protecting Silky Sharks in Fishing HotspotsBryan Keller, a researcher at Saving the Blue and Brendan Talwar and PhD student at Florida International University in Miami
October 5
6 p.m. EDT
Kelp! Important Ocean Forests for SharksEmiliano García-Rodríguez, visiting researcher at the Mexican National Department of Biological Oceanography
November 2
6 p.m. EDT
Sevengill Sharks in San Francisco BayMeghan Holst, PhD student in conservation ecology at the University of California, Davis
December 14
6 p.m. EDT
British Columbia WhalesJanie Wray, CEO and lead researcher for BC Whales

PLEASE NOTE: A unique Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the event.

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2023 DATES:*
June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 29*
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27*

Time: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Your adventure begins at the Museum with a hands-on educational session about turtles
and then continues at Fort Lauderdale Beach where expert guides lead you to the sea turtle
nesting grounds. We can’t guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk, but when it
happens, it’s a natural wonder you will never forget!

Museum members: $30 (adult or child, age 9+)
Non-members: $40 (adult or child, age 9+)

*Dates are subject to change.

Parking is available in the Museum bus loop on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must be at least 9 years old.

2023 Dates: August 12, October 7 , December 2

Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Join MODS and The Extra Catch for our beach cleanups at the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (6503 N Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004 – park entrance fees will be waived for cleanup participants). The cleanup is appropriate for all ages but recommended for children 8 years old and older. All children 16 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

All volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, closed-toe shoes, and appropriate clothing for beach and weather.

Water, Gatorade and cleaning supplies will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment.

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MODS’ Sensory-Friendly Sunday is an Access Program that provides a welcoming environment for guests to experience the museum! MODS adjusts its venue by turning off rides, establishing a quiet area in our Early Childhood Sprouting STEM Learning Lab, and displaying instructive visuals.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown. Audience members are welcome to get up and move freely. Families also are able to bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Cost: FREE with Museum admission. Preregistration required.

June 25

July 23

August 27

September 24

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Join us for Movies, Music & More (M3) program, a FREE program right in the comfort of your own home, hosted by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). This virtual program in your home offers brain activities, music demonstrations, live presentations by distinguished scientists, researchers and MODS educators and related IMAX® documentary films. Movies, Music & More at MODS is being held virtually.

When: Please check back on the next dates • 6 p.m. (EDT)

Where: Virtually in the comfort of your home

Cost: Free
A unique Zoom® link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

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An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

For science fans of all ages, our partners at AARP bring out-of-this-world STEM experiences highlighting extraordinary feats and adventures to people everywhere.

When: Please check back on the next dates • 6 p.m. (EDT)

Where: Virtually in Comfort of Your Home

Cost: Free

A unique Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

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