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Embark On An Out-Of-This-World Journey

March 7, 2024

Embark on an out-of-this-world journey with the diverse array of activities offered by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in March! Guests will delve into topics ranging from aviation and rocket science basics to solar eclipses and Hubble telescope photos. The lineup includes specialized events like Camp STEAMology, engaging IMAX documentary films, and the delightful Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt.

“The beauty of humankind is our curiosity to explore and imagine beyond,” said Joseph P. Cox, President and CEO of MODS. “This month’s MODS STEAM programming invites kids of all ages to investigate and learn the basics of the technology that keeps us reaching for the stars. Between our immersive experiences and stunning IMAX® 3D film choices, we aim to nurture interest in the fields of aviation, astronomy and astrophysics.”

Kids can suit-up for an otherworldly adventure during MODS’ Sky and Space Weekends, presented by JetBlue and JetBlue Foundation, on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m. Dive into Earth’s atmosphere and explore the galaxy. Unveil the science of solar eclipses and prepare for the upcoming North American eclipse. Learn rocket basics, build a LEGO® moon base, discover space station secrets and take a cosmic journey in the MODS planetarium. For young astronauts (ages 0-6), craft a spacecraft and create a moon phase necklace. It’s a stellar day of learning and fun, where the universe awaits your exploration!

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology for children ages 5 – 10 is in! March has two fun-filled opportunities for kids to explore from the earth to the moon and beyond! On March 22, kids will dive into MODS’ newest traveling exhibit Voyage to the Deep! Underwater Adventures, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “Seas” the day and learn undersea stories about Captain Nemo and his nautilus submarine, explore Jules Verne’s imaginary world and discover real-life wonders of the ocean. Then, during spring break, from March 25 – March 29, kids will spread their wings during Camp Aviation Academy! Campers will join MODS’ very own Aviation Academy interns as they demonstrate some of the most amazing aviation activities! Learn from up-and-coming aviators about the world of aviation, tinker with machinery and take flight in MODS’ Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Hangar. One-day camp cost $60 per child for MODS members and $70 per child for non-members. The five-day camp cost is $300 per child for MODS members and $350 for non-members. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at:

Guests of all ages can marvel at the stunning sight of the cosmos in a variety of documentary films showing at the AutoNation® IMAX® Theater.

Step into a future, 50 years ahead, where smart cities thrive on total sustainability in watching Cities of the Future. Renewable energy powers our world and space-based solar power ensures continuous energy supply. Electric flying vehicles have replaced traffic jams, making this vision a reality planned by today's engineers. This film, presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films and the American Society of Civil Engineers, unveils the groundbreaking innovations shaping our world. Deep Sky brings the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope to IMAX® taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars. Hubble 3D takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen 3D flights through the farthest reaches of the universe and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history. Showtimes for these films can be found at:

Families looking for traditional terra firma activities will also find eggs-citement with MODS’ signature Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 8:30 a.m.! It’s a day filled with curiosity and creativity as MODS delves into the fascinating world of animals that hatch from eggs. Then join the engineering challenge that’ll leave you egg-static, as you attempt the ultimate egg drop from a dizzying height, all while ensuring your precious cargo (an egg) stays intact. It’s an egg-splosive day of learning, adventure and tons of fun! The grand prize for the egg hunt will be a Squishmallow basket. Cost is $10 per child for Museum members; $30 per child for non-members (includes Museum admission). Accompanying adults pay regular Museum admission. Space is limited. Registration is required. Onsite registration will not be available.

The Museum celebrates diversity and welcomes visitors from all walks of life. The Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. MODS is located downtown at: 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, please visit: - Or call: (954) 467-MODS (6637).

For more information about MODS’ March programs and special events, visit:

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