Friday, January 27, 2012
MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE IN FT LAUDERDALE OFFERS THE WHOLE FAMILY A MEMORABLE DAY
From the IMAX theater with 3D films for viewers wearing special glasses to the live shark tank which holds a giant megalodon shark, to a cyclone chair demonstrating inertia, you can see more than 200 interactive exhibits.
Enjoy a Turtle walk, watch the playful antics of river otters in their habitat and take a ride through the Everglades in the virtual pressurized airboat in the new $25MM 34,000 foot Ecodiscovery Center which houses the Living in the Everglades exhibit. Dig for fossils, hang out with bats, see alligators and iguanas. Experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center. Watch the exciting science theater shows. In one of the nine cockpit simulators you will test your pilot skills. At the space exhibit, Runways to Rockets, take a simulated trip or Mars or the Moon.
Across the street you can follow the one-mile Riverwalk Path on ther Las Olas riverfront and watch the boats going by, have lunch or dinner, and partake in the various outdoor fairs and exhibits held occasionally in the Esplanade Park. A little farther down the block is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where you can end the day watching a Broadway play with spectacular sets, music and performers.
Hold your children’s next Birthday Party at the Museum or hold a special event. Day camp is available for children. The Explore Store has many educational and exciting games, toys, books and other unique gifts. Open 7 days a week, admission prices vary. The Museum strives to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults using exhibits, programs and films, and hosts about 400,000 people a year. The Museum is located off Broward Boulevard, east of I-95; you can follow the signs to SW 5th Avenue (Commodore Brook Avenue) and turn right- garage is on right and museum on left.