Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Hours of Operation
- Admission Fees
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Members of the Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale can enter free of charge.
Monday – Friday:
Admission tickets include a FREE IMAX documentary
Seniors (65+) $22
Child (2-12) $19
Child (0-1) Free
Saturday – Sunday:
Admission to museum exhibits only
Seniors (65+) $18
Child (2-12) $16
Child (0-1) Free
Head to downtown Fort Lauderdale in the Arts & Science District. The Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale is located on New River, across from Riverwalk’s Esplanade Park.
From Miami, take I-95 north, or from Palm Beach, take I-95 south, to Broward Boulevard. Drive east and turn right into S.W. Fifth Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue). The museum can be seen on the left, while parking is available in the Arts & Entertainment parking garage to your right.
The Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale is the largest of its kind in Florida. Its mission is to attract people to science and to inspire them. People from all walks of life are welcome to visit the museum to learn about inspiring science. Upon arriving at the museum, the first sight is the “Great Gravity Clock” which stands at the entrance.
There are several experiences on offer in the museum. These include an animal center where the public can get up close and personal with several Floridian animal species, including otters, rabbits, bats, tortoises, spiders, insects, and snakes. Marine and water creatures include a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, stingrays, frogs, sharks, sea turtles, and horseshoe crabs.
The AutoNation IMAX theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale screens many exciting and related 3D-IMAX films, where visitors use special headsets and glasses to get the full effect. The public can also enjoy some “ecoscapes” at the Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale. These include a simulated airboat ride through the Everglades, a simulated journey to Mars and MaxFlight, a flight simulator that gives visitors the impression they are flying an airplane.
Not to be left out, besides the popular petting zoo, children of the age of 7 years and under can enjoy a Discovery Center at the Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale, including various exhibits including Runways to Rockets, about airplanes and space travel, and several exhibits including rocks and minerals, dinosaur eggs, fossils, prehistoric fish and more. A selection of science-related games and puzzles are provided to intrigue and inspire young minds.
Google users gave the Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale a 4.5/5 rating based on 3,700 reviews, while 1,419 Facebook users also gave the museum 4.5/5. Some reviewers have, themselves, been visiting the museum since they were small and are thrilled to introduce their children to the fun, inspiration, and education on offer. Other reviewers stated the museum was ideal for children up to 13 years of age, with the fun interactive exhibits on offer. The 3D-IMAX educational films are a hit with many reviewers. Some reviewers did say the museum was a little small for the entrance fee, but most were happy with the quality of the exhibits.
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