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Museum of Discovery & Science/AutoNation IMAX Theater

  • 401 S.W. 2nd St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/14/2015

Fodor's Review

With more than 200 interactive exhibits, the aim here is to entertain children—and adults—with the wonders of science and the wonders of Florida. Exhibits include the Ecodiscovery Center with an Everglades Airboat Adventure ride, resident otters, and an interactive Florida storm center. Florida Ecoscapes has a living coral reef, plus sharks, rays, and eels. Runways to Rockets offers stimulating trips to Mars and the moon while nine different cockpit simulators let you try out your pilot skills. The AutoNation IMAX theater, part of the complex, was renovated in 2014 and shows mainstream and educational films, some in 3-D. Off-property and during summer, the museum hosts sea turtle night walks along Fort Lauderdale beach with high chances of witnessing an enormous female loggerhead turtle laying eggs. These walks require reservations weeks, if not months, in advance.

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401 S.W. 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312, United States

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954-467–6637-museum; 954-463–4629-IMAX; 954-713–0930-sea turtle walks


Sight Details:

  • Museum $14, $19 with 1 IMAX educational screening
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–6

Published 09/14/2015


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