Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)

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401 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric Megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat.

See exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts. Discover the amazing Everglades in the Florida EcoScapes exhibit. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator. And immerse yourself in a five-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Whether you’re two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of fun. 

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The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs, and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year.

We invite you to bring your students and groups to the Museum of Discovery and Science, Florida’s premier science center, for an exciting hands-on learning adventure, bringing science alive for your students and groups.

Use the links to the left to discover how much we have to offer. Remember we’ve got fun down to a science!

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Discovery Museum Outreach Programs and Overnight Programs Available

Special Exhibits Available for School Field Trips

Permanent Exhibits for School field Trips

ECODISCOVERY CENTER

A major expansion of the Museum of Discovery and Science, the new 34,000-square-foot EcoDiscovery Center, which more than doubles the Museum’s current exhibit space, offers more dynamic hands-on explorations.

There are five new exhibit areas: Otters at Play, Everglades Airboat Adventure, Prehistoric Florida, Florida Water Mysteries and Storm Center.

Plus, the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center featuring four new learning labs will allow visitors to enjoy hands-on learning experiences. LEARN MORE

  • Watch the playful antics of North American river otters
  • Take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure
  • Experience hurricane force winds
  • Dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon
  • Come face-to-face with a saber-toothed cat
  • Walk under a 12-foot-tall Imperial Mammoth
  • Discover the natural path of water through Florida
  • Learn how you can help protect and conserve the Everglades
  • Science will come to life in the new 100-seat Keller Science Theater with entertaining science presentations and live animal shows.

POWERFUL YOU!

This new permanent exhibit showcases the amazing miracle of the human body features four zones: Powerful Pulse, Powerful Team, Powerful You, and The Cutting Edge.

GO GREEN

Ever wonder where your waste goes after the garbage truck takes it away? Climb in our garbage truck and explore with Harry as he guides visitors in learning what going green really means.

MINERALS ROCK EXHIBIT

Did you know minerals are the building block of the entire Universe? The iron in hematite, in spinach and in the hemoglobin in our blood is all the same.   

RUNWAYS TO ROCKETS 

Discover how scientists study the fascinating mysteries of space in our recently expanded space hall. 

LIVING IN THE EVERGLADES

Explore this hands-on interactive exhibit and nature trail that tells the story of the restoration of Florida’s Everglades.

DISCOVERY CENTER

Children seven and under will enjoy this hands-on play and learning center designed especially for them.

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Additional Information

Additional Exhibits and Programs for School Groups 

NEW EXHIBITS

LABS AND DEMOS

OUTREACH AND CAMP IN PROGRAMS

IMAX FILM LIBRARY

FACILITY RENTAL

LUNCH ORDER FORM

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To make a reservation call 954.713.0930

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Admisson and Location Hours

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open 365 days of the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday

12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

IMAX® Theater has extended hours most evenings. Click here for IMAX showtimes.

Helpful School Field Trip Planning Information

Planning Your School Field Trip to Museum of Discovery and Science

Booking and Payment Information

School Field Trips Reservations: Please call  954.713.0930

Motor Coach Parking

All buses should arrive at the bus loop located on SW 5th. Avenue for group drop-off.

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School Field Trip Pricing

Whether it’s 15 or 2,000 the Museum of Discovery and Science can make your School Field Trips outing a memorable experience. Our group specialist will help you create a group outing that best suits your needs. Adventure packages include exhibits and IMAX film(s) or each exhibits only or IMAX only.

A minimum of 15 students is required to qualify for the following School Group Rates:

Exhibits Only

$9.00 per student

IMAX Only

$7.00 per student

Combo Adventure (includes Exhibits and one IMAX film)

$14.00 per student

Ultimate Museum Adventure (includes Exhibits, one IMAX film, and one lab or demonstration)

$16.00 per student

Add a Lab to your Experience

$2.00 per student

Add a Demo to your Experience

$2.00 per student

Add a Guided Tour Experience

to your Museum Visit

$2.00 per student

Chaperones (Grades 1-12)

One free exhibit admission with every 10 students; $9.00 for additional chaperones (over 1:10 ratio)

$5.00 for each IMAX film when purchased in advance (discount does not apply to special engagements)

Chaperones (Grades Pre-K and K)

One free exhibit admission with every 5 students;

$9.00 for additional chaperones (over 1:10 ratio)

$5.00 for each IMAX film when purchased in advance (discount does not apply to special engagements)

Additional Chaperones: Pay Student Rate

Bus Drivers: Free exhibit admission with each group

$7.00 for each IMAX film

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