The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale announces upcoming events

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.

 

IMAX® FILMS – NOW SHOWING

 

000000Gray2 - CopyZOOTOPIA: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE ®
Now Showing through March 10, 2016
Special One-Week Limited Engagement
From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder. This film is rated PG.

000000Gray2 - CopyNATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE 3D
Now showing through September 30, 2016
National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes.  Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and climber Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike and climb across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all. Narrated by Robert Redford.

 

IMAX® FILMS – COMING SOON

 

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT FILMS

000000Gray2 - Copy10 CLOVERFIELD LANE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ®
March 10, 2016 through March 17, 2016

Special One-Week Limited Engagement

Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. This film is not yet rated.

 

 

000000Gray2 - CopyTHE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ®
March 17, 2016 through March 24, 2016

Special One-Week Limited Engagement

The third installment of the blockbuster Divergent series franchise, ALLEGIANT takes Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before. After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. This film is not yet rated.

 

000000Gray2 - CopyBATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ®

PRESENTED IN 70MM 2D LARGE FILM FORMAT

March 24, 2016 through April 14, 2016
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. The AutoNation IMAX Theater is one of 10 theaters nationwide, and the only theater south of Tampa, that will be showing Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in IMAX 70mm 2D film format that will fill our giant, six story-high screen. This film is rated PG-13.

 

000000Gray2 - CopyTHE JUNGLE BOOK: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE ®

April 14, 2016 through April 28, 2016

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Chef,” “Iron Man,” “Elf”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. This film is not yet rated.

000000Gray2 - CopyCAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE ®

PRESENTED IN 70MM 2D LARGE FILM FORMAT

May 5, 2016 through May 26, 2016

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2016. This film is not yet rated.

  

000000Gray2 - CopyALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE ®

May 26, 2016 through June 9, 2016

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. This film is not yet rated.

 

 

CLASSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM

000000Gray2 - CopyA BEAUTIFUL PLANET 3D
April 29, 2016 through December 31, 2016

Our world—a magnificent blue planet, dotted with gossamer clouds and gleaming in the brilliant flood of sunlight—is changing. From space, the Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion across the globe. But it is within our power to protect the planet. While we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. From The Walt Disney Studios, IMAX and Toni Myers—the acclaimed filmmaker behind celebrated IMAX documentaries Blue Planet, Hubble 3D, and Space Station 3DA Beautiful Planet presents a breath-taking visualization of our world and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT NOW ON DISPLAY


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Now on exhibit 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.

 

 

EXHIBITS – COMING SOON

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May 21, 2016 to September 5, 2016

Wildlife Rescue is an exhibit that involves visitors in compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action, and the science that supports their efforts. This exhibit offers a high degree of interactive visitor experiences and features great science. Exhibits and experiences include mechanical interactives, multimedia exhibits, computer interactives, a video theater, large full-scale graphic panels, specimens and replicas, and scientific tools used by rescuers. This exhibit showcases interesting and unique species from around the world. Wildlife Rescue presents topics and themes important to the health of animal habitats and the ecosystems of our planet. It will impart the message that we, as individuals, can make a difference. Presented locally by PNC Bank.

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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.

 

To Fly – Aviation

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 immerses 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. Then visitors can take flight in the 7D-multi-sensory theater capsule featuring moving seats, high definition 3D film and other special effects. The exhibit has been made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual 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.

 

Clyde Butcher Photography Exhibit
Visitors and photography aficionados can enjoy the new permanent Clyde Butcher exhibit made possible by a generous donation from the collection of Jim and Lisa Dobson. Clyde Butcher is a nationally recognized conservationist who uses his breathtaking photography to help preserve natural environments throughout the nation.

• Pepperwood, California Redwood Forest

• Deer Creek, Utah

• Beaver Pond, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

• Ochopee, Florida

• Escalante 1, National Monument, Utah

• Loxahatchee River 14, Southeast Florida (on loan from Clyde Butcher)

POWERFUL YOU! Presented by Broward Health
Powerful You! show cases 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. 

 

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 SPEAKERS,  GUESTS & PROGRAMS: 

 

3D Printer Lab
Now through March 2016
Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with 3 different 3D printers and staff will demonstrate their capabilities through the holiday season. Watch 3D printers produce some amazing pieces. Brought to you by local 3D company Becoming 3D in partnership with Airwolf, Lulzbot, and Robo 3D.

 

Biscayne National Park Ranger Speaker Series

Monday, March 21, 2016 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Denise Ratajczak, Park Ranger

Inside the Invader: The Indo-pacific Lionfish Invasion at Biscayne National Park.

Lionfish pose a serious threat to the ecosystems of South Florida. Find out how they got here,

why they are such a problem and how we can stop them. This program includes a lionfish

dissection to learn more about the inner workings of this venomous invader.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Gary Bremen, Park Ranger

Bizarre Habits of Biscayne National Park Underwater Wildlife.

Have you ever watched a seahorse give birth? What can a mangrove killifish do that no other

vertebrate animal can? Where did that beach sand between your toes really come from? The

answers to these questions and more are found in this engaging presentation that reveals some of

the truly strange habits of Biscayne National Park’s underwater animals.

 

Bat Keeper Talks

March 26 & 27, 2016 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Learn what bats eat and more during this informative bat chat and get answers to all your batty questions.

STEM CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

 

Aviation Academy Internship for 10th and 11th Grade Students
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016

The Museum of Discovery and Science is partnering with JetBlue to highlight the importance of STEM in the aviation industry. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and research including behind-the-scenes access to restricted areas in aviation related facilities. They will also have the unique opportunity to interact with professionals at the Museum and in the workplace to discuss various careers in aviation, aviation technology, and physics of flight. Participants will earn volunteer hours.

Participant Fees: $225 for Museum members / $250 for non-members
Call 954.713.0930 to make a reservation.

STEM Home School Classes for Grades 3 to 5

Motion of the Ocean • February 29, 2016

Energy to Electricity • March 28, 2016

Into the Jungle • April 25, 2016

Everything Everglades • May 23, 2016

Fee: $15 person (student or adult).

More information: http://www.mods.org/stem/stem.html

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.

Four-day camps are $175 for museum members and $200 for non-members.

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

All camps include an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure.

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School Holiday One-Day Camp Adventures

Crazy Circuits
March 18, 2016
As a conductor of electricity you’re sure to have an electrifying time as we explore circuits!

Complete the circuit to power lights, fans, music boxes, and more! Sparks will fly as we experiment with the powers of static electricity and currents.

Poly-whats?!
May 27, 2016

Polymers! If you have eaten Jell-O, chewed gum, or worn tennis shoes, you’ve experienced a polymer! Polymers are everywhere, even in things you might not expect! Discover the ups and downs of man-made and natural polymers, and then we’ll make some crazy polymers of our own!

Buggin’ Out
June 10, 2016

Did you know all bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs? Ever wonder why mosquito bites itch or how bees make honey? Try not to bug out as we explore the life of insects around us and find some buggy friends of our own!

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: Awesome Animals, Crazy Chemistry, Cosmic Kids, Eco Twister, Electricity, Engineering and Marshmallows? Glamour Chemist, GUTS! Junior Paleontologist, Kitchen Chemistry, and Roller Coaster Physics.  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
Note: 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 $12.00 per child or chaperone

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

Scouts Sleepover
Dates to be selected by Scout group
• Learn about ecosystems and sustainability while getting totally tangled in a game of twister

• Meet our resident endangered species

• Learn about the effects of oil pollution

• Complete several requirements for the following: Sustainability / Environmental Science

Fees: $40.00 per participant.

UPCOMING FAMILY OVERNIGHTS

Jungle Adventure Family Overnight

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Pick your spot to sleep over with Mowgli the man-cub and his animal friends, then migrate over to our IMAX Theater to watch The Jungle Book in IMAX 3D! (Rated PG)

• Make friends with our reptiles and arachnids

• Ride our Jungle roller coaster simulator

• Have a creepy crawly snack – if you dare!

Mad Hatter’s Party Family Overnight

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Wear your costume or dress for tea and have a grand adventure before heading to our IMAX Theater to watch Alice Through The Looking Glass in IMAX 3D! (Rated PG)

• Find the white rabbit’s key to unlock a prize

• Make magical ooze

• Get down on the Hatter’s dance floor

Family Overnight: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following morning

Fees: $48 per participant

Includes: Admission into IMAX Theater, pizza dinner, exhibit exploration and activities.

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. $400 for members. $450 for non-members. $16 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.  $480 for museum members. $535 for non-members. $16 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.”
  • Science Below Zero (Ages 5 & up):
    What can shatter balloons and freeze a pickle solid in seconds? Experiment with liquid nitrogen and create chilly treats! This party will definitely be cooler than cool.
  • Super Scientist (Ages 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!
  • Zap! Pow! Bam! Super Hero Party! (Ages 5 & up)

How can we crush objects without using our hands, or make water float in midair? Test your own super powers as you make cups disappear and create balls that bounce to great heights!

 

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.

 

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 six-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.

 

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, Jet Blue 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. Combination Ticket prices are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors 65+; $16 for active/retired military personnel; $16 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A Combination Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic 45-minute IMAX documentary 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