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There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits and our featured traveling exhibit. You can hang out with bats, turtles and explore Florida’s amazing Everglades. Meet alligators, get charmed by a 12-foot snake, fly like an astronaut, and test your strength, balance and mind in the Powerful You exhibit. Young visitors will enjoy meeting robot “Harry the Heap” in the Go Green exhibit while learning about reducing, reusing and recycling. The whole family will enjoy being immersed in a 3D adventure on the BIGGEST Screen in South Florida at the AutoNation® IMAX Theater. Save with our Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX Theater Coupon at the top of this page.

Powerful You! presented by Broward Health – This new, permanent installment will showcase new exhibit methods that will help highlight the amazing miracle of your body and the tools used by health professionals to keep you healthy. Powerful You! is comprised of four zones: Powerful Team, Powerful Pulse, Powerful You and The Cutting Edge. Visitors will use a robot to conduct surgery, operate a simulated Cyberknife, drive a DUI simulator, learn all about the importance of the “Golden Hour” and test their strength, balance and mind.

Go Green! presented by Republic Services, Inc. –  Ever wonder where your waste goes after the garbage truck takes it away? Harry the Heap, the recycling robot, knows and is excited to show you the importance of recycling, safe waste disposal, and the science behind landfills. Come explore with Harry as he guides visitors in learning what “Going Green” really means. Guests will discovery how to recognize the right materials for recycling, ways to reduce household waste and to be familiar with new sources of clean energy. This exhibit is sponsored locally by Republic Services.

Aviation Station – Take to the sky as you learn the science of flight in Aviation Station. The hands-on experience begins by climbing into three different replica cockpit simulators. Visitors can practice their piloting skills by test “flying” the LockHeed Martin F/35 Joint Strike fighter, the newest jet fighter now being developed; the Edge 540, an aerobatic single engine aircraft used in the worldwide Red Bull Air Race; and the Vought F4U Corsair, argued to be one of the finest aircrafts of WWII. These interactive simulators will immerse visitors in aviation technology and put them right in the pilot’s seat. Ever see a real aircraft engine? Get up-close-and-personal with the Pratt & Whitney 985 Bushwacker rotary engine and examine its detail. Next, head over to the jet engine from an F/14 Tomcat Jet Fighter and study the cutaway illustration that shows the internal workings of the engine. The permanent addition has been made possible by a generous gift from The Emil Buehler Trust.

MaxFlight Full Motion Simulator – Aviation Station also adds the state-of-the-art MaxFlight full motion simulator. 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.

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  • "Good Experience For The Kids Outdated"

    Reviewed 27 May 2017

    This was one of my wife's favorite places as a kid, so she was excited to take our kids there while in Fort Lauderdale. We had fun but it is definitely dated and wore out. The whole place seemed to...

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  • "Great place"

    Reviewed 26 May 2017

    I grew up coming to the old museum, but now the facility is. Amazing science things to learn and play hands on. Our school had a field trip and we had an amazing time. No one once said they were...

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  • "Learning experience"

    Reviewed 10 May 2017

    a great place to learn about an eclectic amount of things, very intriguing and informative. A def. must do

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