401 S.W. 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
phone: 954-467-6637
fax: 954-467-0046
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
he Museum is open every day of the year including Thanksgiving and Christmas except for one day in the spring for our Annual Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration and one day in the fall for our Annual Gala.
A 45-minute IMAX documentary or Hollywood movie can be added for a small up charge.
Adults: $16
Seniors (over 65): $15
Military active/retired : $13
Children (2-12): $13
Children under 2: Free
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Joeseph P. Cox, President and CEO
phone: 954-713-0900
Marlene Janetos, VP Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications
phone: 954-713-0915
Joe Majoros, VP Finance/CFO
phone: 954-713-0940
Joe Cytacki, VP Programs, Life Sciences & Exhibits
phone: 954-713-0908
Theresa Waldron, Director of Visitor Services & Marketing
phone: 954-713-0901


There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including an outdoor Science Park. 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 six-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida featuring IMAX with Laser. Whether you’re two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun.


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.


The Museum began its history as the Discovery Center, a hands-on museum of art, science and history, in 1977 in the historic New River Inn. Over the course of the next few years, several other historic buildings became part of the Museum’s complex.

Educational Programs

The museum features three traveling exhibit each year. Program offerings include outreach, labs, demonstrations, birthday parties, overnight camp-ins, day camps, summer camps, high school internships, middle school summer camps, and special themed events most weekends.


    Consisting of 119,000 square feet of interior space, the 300-seat AutoNation IMAX Theater, and an open-air Grand Atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, the Museum features dynamic interactive exhibits in the natural and physical sciences and a large array of programs designed to serve diverse audiences.


    Private Non-Profit


    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in museum activities should contact the Museum’s Reservations Manager at 954.713.0928 no later than seven days prior to their visit. If hearing impaired, call the TTY phone (954)779-7219 for assistance.

    Wheelchair Accessible




    Group Visits

    Whether you’re a senior group wanting to see the latest documentary IMAX film at the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater or a summer camp bringing campers to the Museum of Discovery and Science for a day of fun, we can customize your visit to best suit your needs. You can choose an IMAX-only package, an exhibits-only package or a combo package. Groups of 15 or more receive discount group pricing. Let our group specialist help you create a memorable group outing!

    Planning a birthday party?????

    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 special boy or girl will always remember. Our Museum birthday parties are offered for children ages 3-12. Choose from exciting themed programs that include age appropriate science activities, Museum exhibits exploration, free birthday cake, pizza and beverages, party favors and much, much more. Ask our reservation agent how you can give your child an unforgettable Museum birthday party.


    Entertain your guests in the most unique event venue in South Florida. Whether you’re planning a gathering of 30 or 3,000, make it an event to remember by reserving the Museum of Discovery and Science exclusively for your next evening event. From sophisticated splendor to casual fun, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

    Easy access from I-95, downtown, or the Intracoastal Waterway and ten minutes from the Broward County Convention Center make the Museum the ideal central location. Convenient motor-coach drop off/parking area is also available.

    Our experienced event planning staff will assist you in creating an innovative program that is tailored to your group’s individual needs. Please call Facility Rental Sales at 954-713-0915 or e-mail to plan your next event or for more information.

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental