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Museum of Discovery and Science


address  401 S.W. Second St.
 Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312
phone (954) 467-6637
hours Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-6 pm
www.mods.org/

Upcoming Events

MODS Otter Encounter

Animals, For the Family
In our newest visitor experience, come face-to-face with two of our otters! Our otter specialists will teach you about how they are cared for on a daily basis. Learn all about otters’ diet and get a look at the filtration system that keeps their pool looking clean. You’ll even have the opportunity to feed an otter and participate in a training session. Encounter lasts 45 minutes, six person maximum per group, one group per day. Please reserve a week in advance. Meet our otters face-to-face!
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Event Info: (954) 467-6637
Ages: All ages
Price: $50 including Museum admission
Event Website: https://mods.org/programs/otter-encounter/
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Schedule
 • Sat 9/21/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 9/22/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 9/25/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 9/28/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 9/29/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 10/2/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 10/5/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 10/6/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 10/9/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 10/12/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 10/13/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 10/16/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 10/19/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 10/20/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 10/23/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 10/26/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 10/27/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 10/30/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 11/2/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 11/3/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 11/6/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 11/9/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 11/10/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 11/13/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 11/16/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 11/17/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 11/20/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 11/23/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 11/24/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Wed 11/27/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sat 11/30/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 
 • Sun 12/1/19 at 1:30pm-2:15pm 

Come face-to-face with North American River Otters at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)

Animals, For the Family
Come face-to-face with North American River Otters at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS).
· The Otter Encounter gives guests an entirely new way to interact up-close with the popular marine mammals.
· The encounter take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and lasts 45 minutes
· Guests have the opportunity to feed and participate in a training session with an otter.
· Participants learn about the otter’s diet and get an up-close look at the filtration system that keeps the otter pool clean and fresh.
· The Otter Encounter costs $50 per person and includes admission to MODS.
· Otter Encounter Participants need to be over the age of 8.
DETAILS: To schedule your encounter, please call 954-713-0930. One-week advance reservations are required and there is a maximum of six people per group, one group per day.
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Schedule
 • Sat 9/21/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 9/22/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 9/25/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 9/28/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 9/29/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 10/2/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 10/5/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 10/6/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 10/9/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 10/12/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 10/13/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 10/16/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 10/19/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 10/20/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 10/23/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 10/26/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 10/27/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 10/30/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 11/2/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 11/3/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 11/6/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 11/9/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 11/10/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 11/13/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 11/16/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 11/17/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 11/20/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 11/23/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 11/24/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 11/27/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 11/30/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 12/1/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 12/4/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 12/7/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 12/8/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 12/11/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 12/14/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 12/15/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 12/18/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 12/21/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 12/22/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Wed 12/25/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sat 12/28/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 
 • Sun 12/29/19 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 

The Museum of Discovery and Science to participate in Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM)

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The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) to participate in Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM)
• September is Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM), which encourages visitors to experience the diversity of cultural treasures throughout Broward County.
• Make Your September Scientastic and discover how MODS connects children and adults to inspiring science.
• Guests will receive one FREE children’s ticket with the purchase of one adult ticket during BAMM.
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DETAILS: Tickets can be purchased in-person using the Code BAMM2019!
For more information, please call the Reservations Department at 954-713-0930 or email booking@mods.net.

ABOUT MODS:
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. The Museum is 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.
Like us or follow us on Social Media:
Facebook: facebook.com/MODSFTL;
Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl;
Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl
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Schedule
 • Fri 9/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/22/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 9/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/29/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 9/30/19 at 10am-5pm 

The Museum of Discovery and Science Traveling Exhibits: Turtle Travels and Attack of the Bloodsuckers

Community Event
The Museum of Discovery and Science to Debut Two New Traveling Exhibits: Turtle Travels and Attack of the Bloodsuckers on Saturday, September 14.
• The Turtle Travels Exhibit is a hands-on experience that allows visitors of all ages to discover fascinating facts about what it’s like to be a turtle — how turtle bodies adapt themselves to many different habitats, why turtles need shells, the kinds of hazards they encounter in the wild and why turtles have been important to many different cultures.
• Guests will have the opportunity to try on turtle and tortoise shells, migrate on a gigantic game board, experience “turtle vision”, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and much more!
• The Attack of the Blood Suckers 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.
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.
Details: 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.
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Schedule
 • Fri 9/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/22/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 9/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 9/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 9/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 9/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 9/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 9/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 9/29/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 9/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/6/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 10/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/13/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 10/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/20/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 10/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 10/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 10/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 10/27/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 10/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 10/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 10/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 10/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/1/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/3/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 11/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/8/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/10/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 11/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/15/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/17/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 11/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/22/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 11/24/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 11/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 11/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 11/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 11/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 11/29/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 11/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/1/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 12/2/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/3/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/4/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/5/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/6/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/7/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/8/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 12/9/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/10/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/11/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/12/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/13/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/14/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/15/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 12/16/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/17/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/18/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/19/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/20/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/21/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/22/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 12/23/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/24/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 12/25/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 12/26/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 12/27/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 12/28/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 12/29/19 at 12pm-5pm 
 • Mon 12/30/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Tue 12/31/19 at 10am-5pm 
 • Wed 1/1/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Thu 1/2/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Fri 1/3/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sat 1/4/20 at 10am-5pm 
 • Sun 1/5/20 at 12pm-5pm 

Once Upon A Baby

For the Family
A night out for new & expecting parents in Fort Lauderdale.
Learn more about becoming a parent, mingle with local pediatricians, experience a one-stop shop for the best resources, newest products and best services for young families!
Featuring fun, interactive learning stations – Diapering, Swaddling, Feeding, and Traveling – Presented by the Pros
Friday, October 4th, 2019 6pm – 9pm.
Museum of Discovery & Science.
401 SW 2nd Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Tickets starting at $20.
Get more info and tickets at www.OnceUponABabyFL.com
Kids;Family
Price: $20 to $90
Event Website: https://www.onceuponababyfl.com/
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 • Fri 10/4/19 at 6pm-9pm 

MODS Gala: Speakeasy

Benefit/Fundraiser
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction.
8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Dinner and Live Auction.
An Evening in the South Pacific presented by PNC Bank will honor Ronald L. Book with the 2018 Community Leadership Award for his commitment to the Museum and community at large. Guests will experience an exciting evening complete with a high-energy cocktail reception, impressive live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Current sponsors include PNC Bank, American Marketing & Management, BB&T, Bank of America, BankUnited, BECON TV, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Brown and Brown Insurance, Carnival Foundation, Centuric, City Furniture, City National Bank, Doubletime Digital, Ellis Diversified, Florida Community Bank, Florida Power & Light Company, GL Homes, Go-Tilt, Grant Thornton, LLP, Greenberg Traurig, Gunster, Hudson Family Foundation, JetBlue, JM Family Enterprises, Jonathan Robertson, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Lochrie & Chakas, PA, Miami Dolphins, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Motorola Business Solutions, National Jets, Northern Trust Bank, Publix Super Market Charities, Ronald L. Book, RV Retailer, LLC, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Stiles Corporation, Total Wine & Spirits, and Wells Fargo. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission to provide experiential pathways in lifelong learning in science for children and adults. For more information about this year’s event including tickets, sponsorship opportunities, program ads and donations please contact Hillary Wallace at 954.713.0918 or hillary.wallace@mods.net.
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Event Info: (954) 467-6637
Price: Please contact Hillary Wallace by email, hillary.wallace@mods.net or phone, 954.713.0918
Event Website: https://mods.org/
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Schedule
 • Sat 10/26/19 at 6pm-11:30pm