Have you taken the kids to the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale?
Well, Sundays are all about family day at our house. So whatever we do, it has to be together.
As a family, we went to The Museum of Discovery and Science to visit their two new exhibits: Turtle Travels and Attack of The Blood Suckers.
The Museum of Discovery and Science Debuts Two New Exhibits
For my turtle lover, she explored the Turtle Travels area learning facts and interacting with cool displays. While my other daughter gathered as many facts as she could about The Blood Suckers.
Do you have stinky feet? That might have something to do with why mosquitos bit you. I won’t tell about your feet I mean. So many fun facts waiting for you to discover.
Want to be a turtle? This hands-on experience allows visitors of all ages to discover fascinating facts about what it’s like to be a turtle.
So many questions are answered like: how turtle bodies adapt themselves to many different habitats or why turtles need shells.
Don’t forget those hazards they encounter when they live in the wild. Along with why turtles have been important to many different cultures.
Try on turtle and tortoise shells.
Find out how turtles migrate on a gigantic game board.
Experience “turtle vision”, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and much more!
Attack of The Blood Suckers
The Attack of the Bloodsuckers Exhibit is a kid-friendly exhibit that explores the science of the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites.
This hands-on exhibit is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of blood-feeding parasites.
Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. LOL!
Turtle Travels and Attack of the Blood Suckers is located on the 2nd floor.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission to the exhibits are included with a purchase of a ticket to MODS.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or through the Reservations Department at 954-713-0930.
THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE (MODS)
The Museum of Discovery and Science is one of the largest museums of its kind in Florida and has the most visitors of any museum in the state.
Florida facts and discovering Florida is on the first floor which we enjoyed seeing local sea creatures, wildlife, and insects.
Make sure not to miss the Outside Science Center featuring interacting exhibits with pulleys, ropes and more.
Get a pic by the Solar Tree!
Florida is in the process of becoming the global leader in solar energy, thanks to Florida Power & Light Company’s “30-by-30” plan to install 30 million solar panels by 2030. Many families may not know that, because solar fields are typically located in remote locations.
The mission of MODS is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films.
Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors annually.
Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Jet Blue, Wells Fargo and Citrix.
The Museum of Discovery and Science is open every day of the year including Thanksgiving and Christmas except for one-day in the fall for its annual Gala on October 26, 2019, and one-day in the spring for its annual Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on March 13, 2020.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
The Museum is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.
For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit mods.org.
Thank you to The Museum of Discovery and Science for hosting my family. All opinions are 100% my own.