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June Is Family Pride Month: Join In The Celebration at The Museum of Discovery and Science

June 21, 2024

You belong here! Enjoy an inclusive day of colorful exploration during the Museum of Discovery and Science’s (MODS) Sixth Annual Family Pride Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE for families at this all-ages special event, sponsored by Bank of America, BBX Capital, The Our Fund Foundation and UKG.

“The Museum of Discovery and Science is proud to offer inclusive programming and a welcoming environment to explore, create and investigate the wonders of science on Family Pride Day,” said Joseph P. Cox, President and CEO of MODS. “We invite the community to this free admission day to experience our new exhibits, IMAX® films, lab-based STEAM activities and animal ambassadors in an accepting and nurturing space designed to ignite the imagination.”

Families enjoying the special programming can:
• Participate in a Rainbow Science Lab, make-and-take Pride flags, create colors with prisms and design rainbow tie-dyed T-shirts.
• Experience an explosion of colors with a Pride KaBOOM! Show.
• Meet MODS’ resident animal ambassadors.
• Meet partners and friends of the LGBTQ+ community in action.
• Join the Baby’s First Pride celebration, where the littlest revelers can grow their own rainbows, engineer 3D rainbows with colorful MAGNA-TILES® and explore rainbow monotype printmaking.

“Bank of America joyfully partners with MODS for another colorful Family Pride Day to celebrate diversity and inclusion in our community,” said Lori Chevy, President of Bank of America Fort Lauderdale. “As a sponsor of this annual event, we are committed to supporting all of South Florida’s diverse families.”

“BBX Capital is proud to partner with MODS for its upcoming Pride Day at the Museum,” said Lois Marino, Executive Director of BBX Capital Foundation and Director of Community Engagement, BBX Capital Inc. “Celebrating Pride means standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, recognizing the progress made towards equality, and remembering the work that still needs to be done.”

MODS is known as a family-friendly community connector, with inclusivity being at the forefront of the Museum’s everyday experiences. For more information about MODS’ Family Pride Day, please visit: https://mods.org/event/sixth-annual-family-pride-day/.

“The Our Fund Foundation is proud to partner with MODS to celebrate the diversity of our region and the acceptance of the tapestry of families that make South Florida the accepting community that it is,” said David Jobin, President and CEO of The Our Fund Foundation.

“At UKG, we believe in the power of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social impact to drive innovation and community growth,” said Heather Geronemus, Senior Director of Social Equity, Opportunity and Impact at UKG. “Partnering with the Museum of Discovery and Science for Family Pride Day allows us to celebrate and support the vibrant, diverse families in South Florida, fostering a sense of belonging and allyship that aligns with our core values.”

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.

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 awarded 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. MODS is located downtown at 401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, please visit: www.mods.org - Or call: 954.467.MODS (6637).

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