Learning and fun go hand in hand at the Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater

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 family fun.

 

New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen

= The Ultimate IMAX Experience!

The AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater underwent a complete renovation and reopened in October 2014, with a new 60’ x 80’ giant screen, new luxury seats, new powerful sound system and the addition of a digital projector to complement the existing 15/70 film projector. The installation of the new IMAX digital projection system allows the AutoNation IMAX Theater to bring moviegoers more Hollywood blockbusters in IMAX than ever before.

IMAX® FILMS – NOW SHOWING


ANT-MAN: AN IMAX ® 3D EXPERIENCE
Now showing through July 30, 2015

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 16, 2015. This film is not yet rated.

Website: http://marvel.com/antman


HUMPBACK WHALES 3D
Showing through February 11, 2016
Experience an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales. The 3D film takes audiences to the underwater world of the far away places where Humpbacks live and thrive. From the clear turquoise waters of the South Pacific to Africa, Hawaii and Alaska, this ocean adventure will reveal what we know about this giant mammal and what mysteries scientists are determined to solve.

Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent, fifty-foot animals migrate more than 6,000 miles round-trip every year.

Humpback Whales is produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films and presented by Pacific Life. A One World One Ocean production, Humpback Whales is directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Journey to the South Pacific). Filmed in 15/70mm, Humpback Whales is written and edited by Stephen Judson (Everest, Journey to the South Pacific). The musical score is by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, To The Arctic).

Website: http://www.macgillivrayfreemanfilms.com/site/our-company/films-in-production-and-development/humpback-whales-3d.html

 

TINY GIANTS 3D
Showing through February 11, 2016
Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West.

From BBC Earth, Tiny Giants 3D is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.

Using the incredibly immersive power of special 3D cameras, audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world. Visual effects will enhance the audience’s perception of scale as multi-layered backgrounds exaggerate the sense of miniaturization. Viewers will never see our planet the same way again.

Website: http://www.bbcearth.com/tinygiants/

IMAX® FILMS – COMING SOON

 

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION – THE IMAX ® EXPERIENCE
July 30, 2015 through August 13, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is an upcoming American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie and written by Drew Pearce and Will Staples. It is the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series and stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. It is produced by Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions.  This film is not yet rated.

Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2381249/

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – THE IMAX ® EXPERIENCE
August 13, 2015 to September 17, 2015

In this film based on the popular 1960s TV series, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin embark on a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization working to proliferate nuclear weapons. This film is not yet rated.

Website: http://manfromuncle.com/

EVEREST: AN IMAX ® 3D EXPERIENCE
September 17, 2015 through October 4, 2015
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated: PG-13.

Website: http://www.everestmovie.com/

 


SPECIAL EXHIBITS
NOW ON DISPLAY

 

To Fly – Aviation

Permanent Exhibit
Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will have a blast exploring the many interactive displays in the Museum of Discovery and Science’s refreshed aviation station, To Fly. This interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in aviation technology. By exploring different areas within the exhibit, visitors can learn about controlled flight, fundamentals of flight, navigation, and the materials used to build planes. The biggest change is the addition of a 7D-multi-sensory theater capsule. The simulator uses moving seats, high definition 3D film and other special effects to allow visitors to “fly” in a variety of aircraft. The exhibit enhancements were made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.

 

NEW EXHIBIT  – NOW ON DISPLAY

 

Sesame Street Presents: The Body

On Exhibit through September 7, 2015

Photo courtesy of Thinkwell Group

Photo courtesy of Thinkwell Group

Sesame Street Presents: The Body offers an engaging, free-flowing learning experience set in the fun, familiar and reassuring world of Sesame Street. The loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body and how to keep it healthy. Each exhibit area has multiple activities to provide age-appropriate and exciting learning opportunities for children at a variety of developmental levels. The exhibition emphasizes scientific investigation and developmental and curriculum-based learning goals for children ranging from two to eight years old.  These learning goals tie into the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life Curriculum. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank.

This exhibit covers everything from fingers and toes to ishy, squishy insides!

Your Outsides — Identify parts of the body, learn what they do, and discover new ways to use them.

Get playful pointers in Your Wonderful Hands with puzzles, sign language games,
shadow puppets, and more

·         Learn what happens when a body starts moving in Your Legs and Feet

·         Join Bert and Ernie playing the Your Amazing Body interactive video game and try to correctly identify parts of the body

Your Insides — Uncover facts about the skeleton, muscles, and organs

·  Play the huge Count’s Organ Organ to learn about internal organs and what they do

·  Follow food on its journey through the body in Digestion with Oscar

·  Pull the lever on Oscar’s Sneeze Machine and unleash a giant sneeze

Staying Healthy — Learn good daily habits for staying well

·  Scan groceries in Mr. Hooper’s Store to learn about a variety of healthful foods

·  Get moving at Rosita’s Locomotion and discover how exercising puts the heart and other muscles to work

·  Toddlers can visit Baby Bear’s Mini Mart and stock up on colorful foods

·  Have good clean fun playing the silly video game, Rub-A-Dub Tub, with Ernie and Bert

Website: http://www.sesamestreetpresents.org/

 

EXHIBITS – COMING SOON

 

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors

October 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016

 

The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA, has developed a national traveling exhibition program called Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.

Great Balls of Fire explores the mysteries of these celestial objects. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from? These and many other questions are answered in Great Balls of Fire.

·         Climb into a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter on a mission to gather data about asteroids and comets.

·         Enjoy a display of art and artifacts that tell the story of comet observations throughout human history.

·         Learn the size of the average rock in a meteor shower event (it’s smaller than you think!).

·         See what would happen if asteroids or comets of various sizes hit your hometown.

·         Use a variety of tests (magnetism, color, density/relative weight) to determine if a rock is a meteorite (or a meteor-wrong).

·         Determine if clips from Hollywood films are Science Fact or Science Fiction.

·         Build your own solar system, including asteroid belts and comets.

Website: http://greatballsoffireexhibit.org/index.html

 

Mindbender Mansion

January 29 through May 1, 2016

 

Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of an exhibition that engages visitors in playful problem solving, Mindbender Mansion. The exhibit is filled with brain teasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

Visitors to this fun and quirky mansion are invited to join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout the various thematic rooms of the house. The clues and passwords are revealed by solving select brainteasers and group challenges. Visitors are encouraged to think outside the box and collaborate with their fellow mansion guests to meet individual and group challenges, which include manipulating a tilt table, forming patterns in rolling chairs, keeping up with a conveyer belt, maneuvering a flying machine, and disco hopscotch spelling.

Math, science, and technology content are woven into the puzzles, videos, and group challenges found inside Mindbender Mansion. At the heart of the exhibit is the essential scientific task of problem solving and critical thinking. The puzzles are an excellent tool for explaining mathematical and physical science concepts. In order to solve these puzzles, visitors must identify patterns, think ahead, use logical reasoning, and look at the problems from different perspectives, setting aside preconceived ideas. The videos in each of the four Clue Vaults explain neuroscience-based principles, and tell the story of several inventors who have used problem solving skills to come up with new solutions to old problems. Additionally, the popular group challenges require communication, collaboration, leadership, and teamwork skills – skills that are critical in solving the challenges facing today’s businesses and communities.

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITS

 

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 up close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, learn about protecting and conserving the Everglades and Florida’s natural resources, and follow the natural path water takes through Florida. Visitors can learn about Florida mammals while enjoying the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. The second floor also features the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center with four labs and the 100-seat Keller Science Theater with comfortable seating and technical features to support lectures, exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts.

 

POWERFUL YOU! Presented by Broward Health

Powerful You! showcases 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 use a robot to conduct surgery, operate a simulated Cyberknife, drive a DUI simulator and learn all about the importance of the “Golden Hour.”

 

GO GREEN! Sponsored 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. In Go Green! guests will discover how to recognize the right materials for recycling, ways to reduce household waste and to be familiar with new sources of clean energy. 

 

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.

 

MINERALS ROCK!  Building Blocks of the Universe   

Learn more about minerals in this beautiful and colorful exhibit that displays over 60 different types of minerals and rocks. Did you know minerals are the building blocks of the entire universe? The iron in hematite, in spinach and in our blood’s hemoglobin is all the same — just like the calcium in sea shells, in milk and in our bones are all the same. Did you know some rocks glow in the dark?  See pyrite or fool’s gold, opal, copper, malachite, halite, quartz, azurite, and sulfur, just to name a few!  You will even be able to touch real lava and make a “volcano” erupt to see how new rocks and land masses are formed!  The specimens in this display were provided by the Carol Jacobs Mineral and Ammonite Collection from the Broward College Graves Museum Collection.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Meet Elmo at the Museum!
Every Saturday Morning through August 15, 2015

“Elmo Learns About” presented by Museum staff 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. followed by Elmo Meet and Greet until 11 a.m.
Elmo Learns About…
July 25             Eyes

August 1         Muscles

August 8         Stomach

August 15       Safety

 

Bubbleology 
July 25 & 26, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

·         Super Bubbles
Add a special ingredient to your solution to create a super bubble!

·         Make your own Bubble Wand
Experiment with bubble wands in different shapes and sizes.

·         Human Bubbles
Stand inside our bubble maker and become a human bubble.

·         Bubbles Squared
Learn about surface tension and make bubbles in the geometric shape of a cube.

·         Dry Ice Bubbles
Create foggy bubbles by using sublimating dry ice to produce carbon dioxide gas.

Ice Cream Chemistry
August 8 & 9, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

·         Ice Cream Lab
12:00 • 1:00 • 2:00 • 3:00 p.m.
Join us during this hands-on lab as we learn the difference between astronaut ice cream and ice cream in a bag. If you are so inclined and have the time, make your own ice cream, but be careful and don’t get too “salty” trying this.

·         Molecular Gastronomy in ACTION
Keller Science Theater
1:30 & 3:30
Witness the cooking skills of our molecular gastronomist during this below zero demonstration. Learn just how cold ice cream can be and even sample some of the liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Summer Nautilus LIVE Series
Friday mornings from 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Dates listed below)
Join us as we connect with Dr. Bob Ballard’s world renowned research vessel, Nautilus, and learn about ocean research as it is happening. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Nautilus crew. The Nautilus will spend the summer exploring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos, and the Pacific Coast

July 24             Seamount Mapping along Southern California
(about to arrive in San Diego)

July 31             Get to know our own backyard: California Borderlands
(offshore San Diego)

Aug 7              California Borderlands: Underwater America
(offshore Los Angeles)

Aug 14            California Borderlands

(offshore Los Angeles – days before exploring USS Macon)

Aug 21            America’s first aircraft carrier, USS Macon, and exploration of the California Borderlands
(offshore Los Angeles)

SPECIAL SPEAKERS & GUESTS: 

 

Nanotechnology Speaker Series

Keller Science Theater 1:30 p.m.

The Museum’s resident physicist, Hiram Bleecker, will be presenting on the following

Topics:

·         Nanotechnology in Molecular Biology
July 31

·         Chemistry of Nanotechnology
August 7

 

Test Your Chess Skills
Broward Chess Club
Every Saturday this Summer June 6 through August 22
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Challenge a multitude of chess players from all different skill levels. Even if you do not know how to play, come down and learn from a Grand Master.

SUMMER SAVINGS PASS May 15, 2015 – September 30, 2015

The Summer Savings Pass allows for unlimited admission through September 30, 2015 to four attractions for one low price. Pass holders can visit Lion Country Safari, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami as many times as they’d like throughout the summer. Museum of Discovery and Science have the passes available by phone at 954.713.0930 and at the box office. Passes are $56 plus tax, per adult and $46 plus tax, per child (ages 3-12). Annual Pass holders of these attractions will be eligible to purchase this pass for only $31 plus tax, per adult, and $21 plus tax, per child. Call 954.713.0942 to purchase a membership.

STEM CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT


APP-TITUDE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Two-year Internship beginning Fall 2015
Broward County High School Incoming Juniors
• Gain Volunteer Service Hours
• Learn Coding
• Develop Apps for Android
• Stipends for Completion of Program
• Explore Engineering and Computer Science Careers

Application deadline September 30, 2015. For more information email: [email protected]

KELLER SCIENCE THEATER DAILY SHOWS
Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

The Nitro Show

Ever wonder what -320oF will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

 

KaBoom! Show

Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

                                                                                                     

Science Showdown

Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!

  

Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery is designed to give children ages 6-12 entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning. One-day and five-day camps are offered. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (before and after care is available). Camp fee includes all workshop materials and chaperoned exhibit exploration. Children should bring two snacks, lunch and a drink. The Subway Café is available as a lunch option.  Call 954.713.0930 to register.

One-day camps are $50 for museum members and $55 for non-members.

Five-day camps are $200 for museum members and $225 for non-members.

All camps include an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.

 

School Holiday One-Day Camp Adventures

Messy Matter
September 14, 2015
If messy is your middle name, then this is the camp for you! Learn about the states of matter through crazy chemical reactions. Make a masterpiece with exploding paint bags, mix up a batch of ooey-gooey slime, and create colorful eruptions.

Junior Zoo Keeper
September 23, 2015
Attention all animal lovers! Learn what it takes to care for the animals that call the Museum home. Meet some of our scaly friends and cheer on your favorite testudines’ in our exciting Turtle Races. Help our Life Sciences staff with food preparation to keep our animals healthy.

2015 Five-Day Summer Camps

 

The Blue Planet
July 27 – 31, 2015
Uncover secrets of the Earth by observing how rocks, crystals, and gems are formed. Create mountains and volcanoes and discover nature’s fury by experimenting with twisters and earthquakes. By the end of the week, you’ll understand why our rock rocks!

Culinary Concoctions
August 3 – 7, 2015
Get your aprons and oven mitts and get ready to cook up a storm! Learn all about the science behind food and the chemical reactions that happen as you cook. We’ll grow our own edible treats; create solar ovens to cook tasty snacks, and much more.

Construction & Destruction
August 10 – 14, 2015
Be an engineer this week as you construct bridges from paper, design houses using pasta, and build skyscrapers with gumdrops. Go on a walking expedition to see the incredible architectural feats close to the Museum.

 

Crime Scene Solver
August 17 -21, 2015
Learn about crime scene investigation techniques. Collect evidence, view hair and clothing fibers under microscopes, and analyze fingerprints and handwriting samples. End the week by investigating a “crime scene” in the Museum.

OCEAN EXPLORERS CAMP for MIDDLE SCHOOL

Ocean Explorers Camp – Incoming 7th and 8th Graders

Five-Day Camp

Offered August 10 – 14, 2015

Campers will spend two days at the Museum and three days at FAU’s SeaTech in Dania Beach exploring coastal marine and coral reef ecosystems. They will conduct estuary and barrier island field work and tour FAU’s ocean engineering and electronics labs, submarine, and flow tunnel. Plus, learn about sea turtles, marine science careers, and design, build, and race a solar-powered boat. Fee: $300 per five-day camp – includes all workshop materials.

OVERNIGHT CAMP-INS: Friday and Saturday evenings, year-round

Have the ULTIMATE Museum Camp-In or Discovery Workshop experience with exclusive access hundreds of hands-on exhibits, live animal encounters, labs, dynamic science shows, flight simulators, rides and the BIGGEST IMAX screen in South Florida showing some of Hollywood’s newest blockbuster movies.

Choose from these NEW camp-in themes: Adapt to Survive, Animal Ambassadors, Chemical Concoctions, Electricity, Engineering, and Marshmallows?, Dino-riffic, EnviroScape, Four Forces of Flight, Kitchen Chemistry, Legends of the Stars, Marine Dissection, Matter of Fact, Roller Coaster Physics, & Totally Ooey-Gooey. Supervised, age-appropriate science activities, workshops, exhibit explorations, pizza dinner and live-animal encounters round out a fun-filled evening before “lights-out” in the exhibit sleeping area. Group camp-ins are open to scout groups, schools, church groups, recreation center groups and other youth organizations looking for a night of fun and unique activities.

Each camp lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. IMAX® films will be an additional charge per person (child or chaperone). Group programs require a 40 participant minimum. Both programs include pizza dinner, all activities, and exploration of the Museum

Overnight Camp-Ins

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Fees: $36.00/child

$20.00/chaperone

Discovery Workshops

Friday and Saturday evenings

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fees: $24.00/child

$15.00/chaperone
*ALL GROUP PROGRAMS require one chaperone (18-years or older for every ten youth participants. Minimum paid youth: 40 participants. Maximum capacity: 200 participants (not including chaperones).

IMAX® Add-on Prices

Classic IMAX® Film (45 min.)

$8.00 per child or chaperone

Full Length IMAX® Feature Film

$11.00 per child or chaperone

For more information or reservations call 954.713.0930 or email [email protected].

THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word, and we’ll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. Choose from an exciting selection of themes: Space Crusaders, Animal Mania, Abracadabra Chemistry, Science Magic, Super Scientist, Living Dinosaurs and Discovery Diva.

 

Party Options and Prices:

  • Pizza Party:  Pizza, soda and cake for a maximum of 20 guests including birthday child and family members. $375 for members. $425 for non-members. $15 per additional person. Add-on options available.
  • Subway Party:  Sub platter, chips and juice boxes for a maximum of 20 guests including birthday child and family members.  $455 for museum members. $505 for non-members. $15 per additional person. Add-on options available.
  • All parties include:

One large Carvel® Ice Cream Cake (serves 20)

§  90 minutes in party room with themed activities

§  All day admission to the Museum’s exhibits

§  One parking pass for the birthday party family

§  40 birthday invitations

§  Forks, plates, napkins, cups, table covers and candles

All birthday parties available on Saturday or Sunday and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. If you have a party of more than 40 people, please feel free to ask about our larger party package. Add an IMAX film for an additional fee. To book a birthday party, call 954.713.0930.

Birthday Party Themes:

  • Animal Mania (Ages 3-12): Snakes and alligators and lizards, oh my!  Learn about the Museum’s reptiles and even meet them face-to-face!  It’s perfect for your younger “party animal.”
  • Dino-Mite (Ages 5 & up):
    Are you ready to be a junior paleontologist for a day and have a Dino-Mite time?  Go on a dinosaur dig and make “fossil dough” to take home!
  • Frozen Frenzy (Ages 5 & up):  Be an ice prince or princess for the day as you explore the properties of some freezing substances. Experiment with dry ice and create chilly treats. This party will definitely be cooler than cool!
  • Happy Burp-Day (Ages 5 & up):

Celebrate your birthday in a gross way! Conduct stomach turning experiments and take homemade “SNOT” home. This party is sure to be a gas!

  • Super Scientist (Age 5 & up): Put on your lab coat and be a scientist for a day! Conduct crazy experiments and make wild concoctions. Your birthday is sure to be an explosively good time!
  • Sesame Street Senses (Ages 3 & up): Celebrate your birthday with Elmo and friends as you learn about the senses! Tune up your sense of touch by making ooey-gooey slime and creating your own puffy paint 3D picture. Without a doubt, your party

will be sense-sational! LIMITED DATES: Available through September 6, 2015

MaxFlight BIRTHDAY PARTIES (Ages 5 & up)

Special times and pricing applies. Times are as follows: Fridays from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Pricing: $750 for Museum members and $800 for non-members.

  • Rockin’ Roller Coaster

Imagine designing your own roller coaster and then riding it with your friends inside our MaxFlight Simulator. It’ll be a rockin’ and rollin’ party to remember.

  • Awesome Aeronautics

Take off in this thrilling birthday ride of a lifetime. You and your friends can turn incredible aerial stunts or engage an aerial dog fight in our MaxFlight Simulator. Also enjoy time in the Aviation Station exhibit.

 

ABOUT THE AUTONATION® IMAX 3D THEATER

The AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. In September 2014, the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater underwent an extensive renovation including a new giant screen (60 ft. x 80 ft.), new luxury seats, new powerful sound system and the addition of a digital projection system to complement our 15/70 film projector. Our new dual IMAX projection system allows us to show both digital and 15/70 IMAX films and offer a more consistent flow of new Hollywood films in addition to our classic documentaries. The IMAX Experience® is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. Audiences will enjoy five-story high images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity as they’re immersed in 32,000 watts of digital surround sound broadcast through 56 speakers. And the special geometry of our theater makes you feel as though you’re immersed in the action. You’re just not seeing the movie — you’re part of it. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater and 3D films are viewed using special IMAX® 3D glasses. The AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater is home to the BIGGEST screen in South Florida and is one of only three Certified Giant Screen® theaters in Florida as certified by the Giant Screen Cinema Association. For show times, call 954.463.IMAX (4629) or visit www.mods.org.

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE

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 annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel and Wells Fargo.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. General Admission prices are $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic 45-minute IMAX movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org