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Explore: The Wonders Of The Human Body

May 2, 2024

Explore the wonders of the human body and the exciting breakthroughs in science and bioengineering that are changing the course of human health with Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels now playing at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by Academy Award®-Winner Matthew McConaughey, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, shares the latest revolutionary breakthroughs in science and bioengineering, as well as stories from the researchers, scientists and everyday people that showcase these life-saving medical technologies.

“The human body is a complex and resilient machine. In Superhuman Body, we follow a team of experts who seek to examine, understand, adapt, strengthen and transform the lives of extraordinary individuals through ever-evolving State-Of-The-Art Medical Breakthroughs,” said Joseph P. Cox, President and CEO of MODS. “Through this captivating, larger-than-life look at the future of medicine, we hope to ignite a benevolent, curious spark in our next generation of bioengineers and medical scientists to continue to better our bodies and world from the inside out.”

Superhuman Body combines State-Of-The-Art CGI with the immediacy of the giant screen experience to show the inner workings of the human body and the use of science to intervene when our bodies break down. Audiences will learn about the medical innovations that changed the lives of individuals like Ty Duckett, an adaptive surfer with an above-the-knee amputation; James Garrett, whose heart condition was treated with a valve so advanced it didn’t require open heart surgery; and Emily Whitehead, a teen whose Childhood Leukemia was cured after life-changing T-Cell Therapy.

“Superhuman Body is about the awe-inspiring inner workings of the human body but also the compelling human stories behind some of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the past decade,” said Producer and Co-Director Shaun MacGillivray, President of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “We tell the story of how, when up against the toughest odds, the human body so often triumphs in inspiring ways. You’ll be amazed by what your superhuman body can do.”

The film also features the scientists behind these medical innovations, including Dr. Carl June, who invented the T-Cell Therapy that Whitehead underwent; Dr. Ayanna Howard, a Pioneering Roboticist who has made major advances in Medical Robotics; and Dr. Hugh Herr, a double amputee and Professor at MIT responsible for major advancements in Bionic Limbs and Prosthetics that provide greater mobility.

MODS is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for Broward County Title-1 Schools, including summer programs: a FREE IMAX® Documentary Film Screening, sponsored by the MacGillivray Freeman Film Educational Foundation. This generous grant enables students visiting the Museum to enhance their educational experience by viewing a breathtaking IMAX® Film at no additional cost. This initiative is designed to inspire and educate, providing students with a unique and immersive learning experience. Schools are encouraged to book their visit soon to take advantage of this wonderful educational opportunity.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is a MacGillivray Freeman Film presented by Edwards Lifesciences and Griffin Catalyst. It is family-friendly and has a running time of 40 minutes. For more information, visit:

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 Southwest 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit: - and for showtimes, please visit:

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant screen 70mm films with more than 45 films for IMAX® and giant screen theaters to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® Nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame, including Everest, the highest grossing giant screen film of all time. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one-billion-dollar benchmark for worldwide box office.

About the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
The AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater is owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). The Theater showcases IMAX dual 4K laser projectors and a 15/70mm projection system, which revolutionizes the way guests experience films on the six-story-high screen with an immersive 12-channel sound system featuring 114 speakers capable of 52,000 watts of digital sound. Whether it’s a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpitating force of a volcano, audiences will experience a new visceral sound experience. The AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater is the only place in South Florida where you can experience the power of IMAX® with Laser and is one of only three Certified Giant Screen® theaters in Florida by the Giant Screen Cinema Association. For showtimes, please visit: Private screenings are available, please inquire by emailing:

The Museum of Discovery and Science
Founded in 1976 as the Discovery Center, today the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is at the forefront of science education, innovation and exploration. MODS connects people to inspiring science, providing STEM education and cultural experiences for 450,000+ visitors annually in the 150,000 sq. ft. facility. MODS is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for three decades (only 3% of science museums are accredited for excellence and leadership in the field). In the past year, MODS has added to that distinction by being named Broward’s Hub for Resilience Education by the Board of the Community Foundation of Broward, selected by the LEGO Foundation as one of only 15 museums nationwide to join the Playful Learning Museum Network and was selected as one of the winners of the prestigious 2023 IMLS National Medal for Museum Service.

The Museum celebrates diversity and welcomes visitors from all walks of life. The Museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. MODS is located downtown at 401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312.

For more information about the Museum, please visit: - Or call: (954) 467-MODS - (954) 467-6637.

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