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Museum of Discovery and Science

401 S.W. Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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1-(954)-467-6637

Website:
www.mods.org/

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Everything to Know About H20

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December 22, 2018 – January 7, 2019 Daily Table Talks, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Float Your Boat…Or Not! Did you know there is a body of water in the Middle East that you can practically float on? The Dead Sea has a salinity of almost 34% making it one of the densest bodies of water in the world. We will simulate different water salinities and discover how salinity affects an objects ability to float or sink. Under Pressure: Using a barometer, you will discover how water pressure changes as we go deeper in water. The deeper you dive, the more pressure there is. Hypothesize and experiment to see what happens to our marshmallow diver as it goes under extreme pressure. Call of the Siren: Why do things sounds differently in water than they do in air? Experiment with a hydrophone and hear how sound waves travel in different mediums. Sticky Water: It’s no trick, it’s science! See for yourself how we make water float.

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• Sat 12/22/18 - Mon 1/7/19 at

New Traveling Exhibit Design Zone Opening Weekend Activities

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January 19 & 20, 2019 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Spin Disc Art: We’re putting a new spin on art! Learn about centrifugal force and create your own masterpiece on our spin machines. Water Xylophone: Sound is all about the vibrations! Discover how we can change sound pitch by changing the amount of vibration. Pick a song to play or go freestyle on our giant water xylophone. Build a City: The sky is the limit... skyscrapers that is. Design and construct your own addition to our Museum city. We’ll need all engineers on deck to build the largest city we can. Anki Cars: These racecars are self-aware and they want to race. Using our tablets as controllers, you will race your car against others and see who takes first place. First LEGO League Robotics (Saturday, January 19 only). Come support local elementary schools as they demo their robots for the first Lego League competition.

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• Sat 1/19/19 - Sun 1/20/19 at

Discovery After Dark: Design Zone

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Meet other curious minded people and explore our interactive exhibits while enjoying great food and adult beverages. Design is everywhere we look and in everything we do. Design Zone uses hands-on activities to show how design concepts become real world experiences in the arts, entertainment and extreme sports. Get behind the scenes and create your own skate park, dance beat, roller coaster, video game and more. Ticket Prices: $20 for Museum Members. $25 for Non-Members. Includes one drink ticket, exhibits exploration, and science demonstration. Cash bar. Drinks and light bites available for purchase.

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• Thu 1/24/19 at

Ice Cream Weekend

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January 26 – 27, 2019 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ice Cream in a Bag - 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Learn how cream, sugar, a baggie and salt makes ice cream in this fun hands-on family activity. As a reward, you get eat all the ice cream that you make! Brainfreeze! 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Join us for our liquid nitrogen show and even sample some delicious homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream.

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• Sat 1/26/19 - Sun 1/27/19 at

Great Bear Rainforest Opening Weekend Activities

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February 15-18, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Invasive vs. Native: (Saturday and Sunday only) Marine ecosystems around the world are vulnerable to invasive species, including the Great Bear Sea that surrounds the Great Bear Rainforest. Learn about one of South Florida’s most notorious invasive species, the lionfish, with a presentation by a special guest from Biscayne National Park. Oil Spill Cleanup: In 2016, a shipwreck spilled over 20,000 gallons of oil off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, devastating much of the coastal ecosystem. Experiment with different methods used to restore water quality after an oil spill. Blubber Armor: Larger mammals in cold places like the Great Bear Rainforest rely on thick blubber underneath their skin to keep warm. Discover for yourself how blubber helps animals stay warm. Eco-Twister: 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Find out how “flexible” animals have to be to adapt to a changing habitat with this ecological “twist” on a classic game. It’s all in the Teeth: Sink your teeth into this up-close-and-personal table talk by examining various animal skulls and learn how to tell their origins based in the number of molars found.

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• Fri 2/15/19 - Mon 2/18/19 at

National Engineers Week

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February 17 – 23, 2019. Nanotechnology: See how nanotechnology can change everyday materials to have magic-like properties! Play in our nano-sandbox and see how nano-sand was engineered to help clean up oil spills. Solar Powered Cars: Build your own solar powered car and then race it against other visitor to find out if your car is superior to the others. Lumi Rods: Bend light at your will with this hands-on demonstration. Lift Off! Build your best rocket and challenge the museum’s distance record.

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• Sun 2/17/19 - Sat 2/23/19 at

Women in Engineering Day

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Meet women engineers from South Florida and participate in a variety of fun engineering activities for the whole family.

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• Sat 2/23/19 at

24th Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration

Social Event

Friday, March 15, 2019. Showcasing over 40 of South Florida’s premier restaurants and over 100 wines, spirits and craft beers from around the world. Guests receive a complimentary wine and enjoy a silent auction and can dance at the after party. Grand Tasting Admission - 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. V.I.P. Platinum Admission - 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For questions or sponsorship information, please contact Hillary Wallace at hillary.wallace@mods.net or 954.713.0918.

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• Fri 3/15/19 at

Design Zone: Merging Math & Science with Creativity

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Discover that math isn’t just a subject in school—it’s a fundamental, creative tool that artists and engineers use to design and invent. Design Zone highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process in art, music, and engineering. Visitors solve real-world challenges. Design Zone is organized into three interactive thematic areas. Each thematic area draws visitors into real-life scenes of music production, video game development, and extreme sports that directly and experientially relate mathematical concepts. Sponsored locally by the Museum’s official transportation partner, Brightline.

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• Sat 1/19/19 - Sun 4/28/19 at

Hall of Heroes

Community Event

“Hall of Heroes” brings guests into the world of superheroes, crime-getters, gadgets and spies through an immersive experience. As soon as visitors enter the “Hall of Heroes,” they immediately find themselves in the thick of the action in an ambitious, custom-built space. Their journey takes them through several themed environments with surprises around each corner. Sponsored locally by the Museum’s official transportation partner, Brightline. • Movie prop-quality photo opportunities, including an authentic George Barris-built 1966 Batmobile. • Challenging, highly engaging interactives, intriguing, informative displays with props, costumes and more. • Fun, fascinating history and memorabilia.

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• Sat 5/18/19 - Mon 9/2/19 at