Things to do at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Blog - April 10, 2017

If your looking for educational fun for the kids, you can find lots of things to do at the Museum of Discovery and Science.

Blast off sign at Museum of Science

My two boys are very active.   If they weren’t I might worry.  But they cannot sit still.  They feed off each other’s energy.  They are inseparable.  However, boredom makes them fight.  So, we are always looking for new things to do, especially educational things.

We were looking for things to do on Spring Break last week and we came across the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. It is one of the largest and busiest museums of its kind in Florida. The museum features its own AutoNation IMAX theater, and shows 3-D IMAX films in which viewers wear special glasses and headsets.

The museum also features a number of “ecoscapes”, as well as a simulated ride to Mars, a simulated airboat ride in the Everglades and a MaxFlight airplane simulator.

The Discovery Center sign at Museum of Discovery and Science

I knew it was going to be a great visit as soon as we walked through the doors.  They found The Discovery Center.  They couldn’t get enough of it and probably could have spent all day in there.  But there was so much more to see!

Here are some of our favorites:

The Wall of Wind

The Wall of Wind is in the new Storm Center Exhibit.  The International Hurricane Research Center at FIU has partnered Museum of Discovery and Science to create this awesome exhibit about Hurricanes. 

If you live in Florida, this is especially exciting to the kids as it is topic of conversation a lot during the summer.  They really enjoyed it and I got to be on the weather channel, hehe, kinda.


The Aviation exhibit was their favorite exhibit.

They had a hands-on experience of what it is like to fly a DC-9.

We also stepped into a wind tunnel and had a good laugh and felt like what it is like to fly.  The kids loved exploring.

Their favorite activity was sitting in the cock pit.

Living in The Everglades

Can you believe I have lived here for over 25 years and I just went to visit The Everglades?  The truth is, I was scared.  Seriously, who in their right mind would want to go on an air boat and be surrounded by alligators?  Okay, maybe not “surrounded,” haha, but taking a boat ride in a swamp was not my idea of fun.  Turned out though, that the kids loved it!

In case you haven’t been for the same reasons as I, you can still experience it without putting yourself in that situation.  You can experience it at the museum.

In 1999, the Museum of Discovery and Science was designated by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force to be an official interpretive site for the Greater Everglades Restoration Project.

So, you will see the efforts made by the museum to educate the public on the restoration efforts for the Greater Everglades Ecosystem.  We got to go on the Everglades Airboat Adventure.  Guess what?  We didn’t get bit by mosquitoes, lol.

Everglades Airboat Adventure

There is so much more to see.  Their yearly membership is a must!

boys playing with dinosaur model

There’s always an event going on from Birthday Parties to camps.  There are two floors of jam packed activities and fun!

boy outside water

Spring Break is the perfect time to go!  What do you have planned this week?

For their calendar of events, CLICK HERE.

To purchase tickets to both the museum and IMAX

Hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Address:  401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


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