Museum Of Discovery And ScienceCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 401 S.W. 2nd St., Downtown and Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 33312, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-9544676637
- Fax: +1-9544670046
- Ticket Price: 19 USD
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museum, Educational Site, Theatre, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
Museum Of Discovery And Science - Review
One of the finest examples of an interactive museum is all of Florida, the Museum of Discovery & Science is fun for all ages; parents won’t get bored and children won’t stop having fun. A visit that begins by being greeted by a gigantic energy structure is indication enough for the treats inside the museum.
The Discovery Centre is a favourite haunt among the children, followed by the Florida Ecoscapes where they come in close contact with the other inhabitants of the eco-system. The adjacent IMAX theatre was a repertoire of showcasing some excellent films, some in 3D, ranging all genres.
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- The Chimney House (South American cuisines served).
- The Pirate Republic Bar, Seafood & Grill.
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11 AM - 12 PM
51.43% of people start their Museum Of Discovery And Science visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
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Museum Of Discovery And Science, Fort Lauderdale Reviews
I visited a few weeks ago and I have to say I was incredibly disappointed and heartbroken to see the state of everything there. Especially for the price of a regular non imax ticket. I hope these comments are taken to heart and shown to someone in a position to do something to improve the state of things there ASAP. Off the top of my head a few things about the non- live animal activities/exhibits: The only staff I saw in the entire 2 story center were 3 young teenagers up front talking amongst themselves as they took tickets, and 1 boy who looked about 12 running the line for whatever Everglades “ride” was upstairs. The water in the kids play area up front where they could make bubbles etc. looked like dirty dish water. This was alarming considering I’m sure hundreds of people mostly children play in that and I’m sure was teeming with bacteria. The brain teaser wooden puzzles upstairs looked ragged and a couple were missing pieces. The “dinosaur exhibit” was not so much an exhibit as much as it was about an 8ft corner with a couple skulls and bones, fake foliage and a brown burlap sheet underneath to act I’m guessing as “dirt”. It was so pathetic my visit partner and I actually laughed. A bunch of the animals/nature tanks didn’t even have whatever was supposed to be in them. Nearly all of the tanks that had live creatures in them had algae/mold and/or flies in them. I even noticed one of the tanks had food that looked like it had been there for weeks and/or had been regurgitated. The tank up front with the bigger, I’m guessing possibly loggerhead turtle was not nearly big enough for it and had absolutely nothing but water in it. The poor turtle had nothing to do but basically swim around in circles all day. Same for the otter. There was only 1 otter that I saw firstly, which is heartbreaking as they are social creatures, and the tank and water again was filled with algae. I didn’t see any toys or anything to keep him stimulated. It was so bored it basically just swam around in circles too. The rabbit was by itself laying down in its fish aquarium tank and was so still I thought it was dead. These are just the things I can remember from a few weeks back. I rarely write reviews at all let alone for “attractions” but I was honestly so disturbing and heartbreaking that I felt I needed to get the word out and say something, at the very least for the poor animal’s sake that are helpless. I have no idea how this place is funded, but some big changes need to be made. It sets a terrible example for children on how to treat other living beings, not to mention being a potential breeding ground for sickness for everyone. If anyone that works at the center reads this, Please do something to improve your center. Thank you.
Excellent day trip for the family! Activities for adults and children alike. The outdoor area was a blast- exploring and playing with different physics based activities. Granted, our child was only 18 months and has an unusual attraction to elevators... So we spent a good deal of time riding up the elevator and taking the stairs down... Repeated many times. I marked off one star because of the elevator actually. I wouldn't even have noticed this if it was not for my kid... But the call button at the 2nd floor doesn't work (hence walking down the stairs to ride it back up again). Anyways, still a great experience.
We enjoyed our museum visit. My 10 year old kid had to be dragged out of there at closing time. All of the staff members were nice and helpful. Everyone had a smile on and seemed to really love their job. Lots to see and do and we didn't get to it all. The kids area is interactive and educational. Reasonably priced, lots of fun and educational too.
I absolutely love this place! Came up from Miami with my mom and nephews as part of the Summer Savings pass. My nephews are 11 and 8 and they loved it. I loved it so much I came back again with my friend and without them because I wanted to play with the exhibitions myself! In other words, amazing place for kids and adults alike.
Interesting museum. However, the flight simulator ride was deceiving. After paying, when already inside, we were told it was not actually a flight simulator but instead it was operating in roller coaster mode. The operator of the ride was also very vague and borderline rude when informing he was not responsible for switching operating modes for the ride. Some of the attractions are also in need of maintenance. It is still worth going though.