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If You Can Dream It: You Can Build It

April 25, 2024

If you can dream it…you can build it at the new, first-ever MAGNA-TILES Studio set to open at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). This one-of-a-kind partnership is a celebration of endless creativity and Meaningful Play, inspired by America’s #1 Magnetic Building Sets Brand*. From crafting spring flowers to erecting skyscrapers, guests will discover the boundless potential of MAGNA-TILES imagination. It’s not just a studio; it’s a world of possibilities waiting to be explored. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, April 26th, at 10:30 a.m. A MODS Member Morning, an exclusive Members-only exhibit time before the Museum opens to the public, will be held on Saturday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m.

"In the limitless expanse of open-ended play, where imagination knows no bounds, the MAGNA-TILES brand shines as a guiding light of opportunity. Within the studio walls, these magnetic marvels ignite curiosity, inviting children on a journey where every path leads to endless discovery," said Joseph P. Cox, President and CEO of MODS. "In this creative studio, each tile is a stepping stone to confidence, empowering children to follow their instincts, chart their own course and revel in the joy of exploration. As they build, stack and experiment, MAGNA-TILES sets transcend mere toy status, becoming steadfast companions in the journey of lifelong learning.”

The MAGNA-TILES Studio is designed as an immersive educational world where young minds will flourish. Activities focus on enhancing early cognitive skills and understanding of primary colors, small hand muscle development, finger strength and wrist stability, pattern recognition, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination development, early literacy and mathematics exploration.

MODS’ new MAGNA-TILES Studio will feature more than 10,000 MAGNA-TILES pieces across the following creation stations:

Magnetic Marvels: Experience the magic of magnetism. Witness MAGNA-TILES pieces effortlessly attract and repel, providing a hands-on lesson in shaping our world. Explore and consider how magnetic forces contribute to the art concepts of shape and form and the fundamental building blocks for creating masterpieces.

Colorful Discoveries: Dive into the vivid world of primary colors. Turn MAGNA-TILES play into a palette for artistic expression, exploring the interplay of light through the colorful tiles to create mesmerizing hues and shades that captivate the senses.

Engineering Excellence: Channel your inner engineers at the Innovation Station, where MAGNA-TILES pieces transform into the building blocks of inventions with each magnetic connection, exploring the art concept of form as structures come to life in 3D. MAGNA-TILES Builder, Metropolis and House sets are featured, allowing children to construct and explore the physics of building, enhancing the understanding of engineering principles.

3D Build Extravaganza: Step into the expansive 3D Build Area, where imagination knows no boundaries. Construct towering sculptures, intricate landscapes, or a MAGNA-TILES® masterpiece. This area seamlessly integrates art concepts such as shape, form, and color recognition as children combine basic shapes to create new patterns, objects, animals and more, unlocking endless possibilities along the creative journey.

The "Garage" Shop: Discover the heart of creativity in our dynamic "Garage" shop, complete with a garage and refrigerator doors. It's the spot where magic happens, inspiring tactile creativity in the most ordinary places to tell unique stories.

“We’re thrilled to partner with a world-class institution like the Museum of Science and Discovery on this one-of-a-kind MAGNA-TILES experience. This interactive exhibit was designed for children of all ages and their families to experience the joy of Meaningful Play with the MAGNA-TILES brand. We’re honored to help play a small role in encouraging the next generation of designers, dreamers, architects, astronauts and engineers,” said Michael Valenta, President at MAGNA-TILES.

The new MAGNA-TILES Studio will be open during Museum hours of Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: - Or call: (954) 467-MODS - (954) 467- 6637.

For those of you unfamiliar with MAGNA-TILES, it's the original magnetic construction brand, born in the classroom in 1997. Invented by an educator, for educators, and from these humble beginning, MAGNA-TILES has grown to become America’s #1 Magnetic Building Sets Brand and an essential tool for every child’s growing mind. Through word of mouth and hands-on experience, MAGNA-TILES sets steadily found their way into neighborhood toy stores, at the urging of families who were seeking ways to bring education, enrichment and meaningful play to their home. Today, MAGNA-TILES sets are a staple in millions of homes and classrooms across 80+ countries. For more information visit:

The Museum
The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is at the forefront of Science Education, Innovation and Exploration. 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 SW 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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