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

Starting Tuesday, August 8, MODS will open the Discovery Spot one hour early at 9 a.m. for MODS Members.

Pre-registration is required. First-come, first-served. Members will check in at the Information Desk. Admission is included. 

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!

DROP IN AND EXPLORE (0-6 YEARS: OPEN PLAY)

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

Offered on: Monday through Friday
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Members: Free
Non-members: Free with Museum admission


PLAYDATES (0-6 YEARS)

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


LITTLE SEEDLINGS CLASS (6 MONTHS-18 MONTHS)*
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
Non-members: 
Free with Museum admission

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


LITTLE SPROUTS CLASS (18 MONTHS-36 MONTHS)*
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
Non-members: 
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 booking@mods.org with questions. 

Stay tuned for the FREE 2024 Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series schedule, presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, which features scientists, conservationists, researchers and educators who will share their passion for our oceans in programs designed for Museum guests of all ages.

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

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Dates: February 3 April 20 June 8 August 17 October 5 December 7
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Florida’s beautiful beaches need your help and we’re ready to make a splash! Join MODS at the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park for a fantastic morning of beach cleanup. Best of all, park entrance fees will be waived for our cleanup crew. It’s a perfect opportunity to make a difference while enjoying the sun, sand and sea.

Our cleanup is suitable for all ages, but it’s especially great for children ages 8 and up. Just a friendly reminder, all our young volunteers ages 16 and under should have an adult chaperone.

Remember to pack your reusable water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray; and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. Dress comfortably for the beach and the weather and come prepared to have a blast! We’ll provide water, Gatorade and cleaning supplies, but feel free to bring your own gear. Let’s team up and keep our beaches beautiful!

  • WHERE: Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (6503 N Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004)
  • COST: FREE

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MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film* at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D.

No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about someone complaining. Families also are able to bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests also can participate in a variety of sensory-based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Cost: FREE

Preregistration required.

February 25

March 24

April 7 (Autism Awareness Day)

April 28

May 26

June 23

July 28

August 25

September 22

October 27

November 24

December 22

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Dates: May 28 • May 30 • June 4 • June 6 • June 11 • June 13 • June 18 • June 20 • June 25 • June 27 • July 2 • July 9 • July 11 • July 16 • July 18 • July 23 • July 25 • July 30*
Time: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Your sea turtle-filled adventure kicks off at the Museum with an engaging presentation about these remarkable creatures. From there, we’re off to Fort Lauderdale Beach, where our Museum expert will lead the way to the sea turtle nesting grounds. While we can’t guarantee a nesting turtle sighting every time, when it does happen, the natural wonder of witnessing these majestic creatures in action will leave you in awe. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

Cost: 
Museum members: $35 (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.

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