The Museum of Discovery and Science — Photo courtesy of The Museum of Discovery and Science
Adding to the cultural fabric of Fort Lauderdale is the Museum of Discovery and Science. This museum on Himmarshee Street in Downtown has been an exciting hub of inspiration and education for adults and children alike for many years. Fort Lauderdale has long held the reputation as a spring break capitol, and even as a playground for the rich and famous. And while the Venice of America is certainly a-fun-and-sun destination, city planners have been very successful in developing a world-class cultural destination, and the Museum of Discovery and Science is a triumph to that goal.
At this playful and exciting stop you can see sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity. Children will be thrilled to hang out with bats and be charmed by a slithering twelve-foot snake. Believe it, or not, you can pet alligators, turtles and colorful iguanas. And just miles from the amazing Florida Everglades, learn about this amazing national park in the Living in the Everglades exhibit.
Here you can even test your pilot skills in nine cockpit simulators, and for those future rocket scientists, discover America's place in aerospace at Runways to Rockets. Hang on and take a simulated trip to the Moon or Mars! Now there's something to write home about! Don't forget to experience an IMAX film adventure right at the museum. The AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater is home of the biggest screen in South Florida at 80' x 60', and with 15,000 watts of encompassing digital surround sound, broadcast from 42 speakers.
Plan to spend a day with the entire family at this interactive wonderland and let it take you to the stars.