Even in sunny Florida, it rains from time to time. Although it may be depressing to think about preparing for the worst, rainy days can still be fun for the whole family—especially if you decide to visit Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science. This museum has something for everyone—you’ll be so engrossed that you won’t even begrudge the hours spent away from your jet ski rental. Dedicated to Florida’s unique ecosystems—the Everglades, as well as the coral reefs located just offshore—the Museum of Discovery and Science is open year-round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Here are just a few of the exhibits you can expect to see when you visit Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science.
  • Florida Ecoscapes: This exhibit’s two levels showcase Florida’s unique ecosystems. Here, you’ll find hundreds of living plants, animals, and even a living section of Atlantic coral reefs. If you’re traveling with kids, this exhibit is a great way for them to learn about the fragile balance of natural ecosystems like the Everglades.
  • Living in the Everglades: The Everglades, designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, is threatened by human waste and draining. The Living in the Everglades exhibit was designed to help Floridians and visitors learn more about the efforts to restore the Everglades’ fragile ecosystem.
  • Runways to Rockets: Florida is home to Cape Canaveral, the site of many rocket launches. This exhibit, which includes a cockpit simulator, a state-of-the-art motion simulator, and hands-on displays that celebrate both the NASA Space Program and the history of aerial flight.
  • Discovery Center: The Discovery Center, a new addition to the museum, is a multi-floor center dedicated to Florida’s natural history. You’ll see otters, geckoes, and more, and even ride an airboat simulator on an Everglades adventure.
In addition to its scientific exhibits, the Museum of Discovery and Science also contains an IMAX3D theater. Currently showing Peter Jackson’s new film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” this theater’s five-story-high screen and 42-speaker, surround-sound system provide a totally immersive experience. Tickets are $14 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under. Even if a rainy day is keeping you away from your jet ski rental, you can still enjoy learning about Florida’s unique ecosystems. If you’re looking for a watersports rental near Pompano Beach, why not rent from American Watersports? We offer jet ski rentals, SUP rentals, kayak rentals, and more to vacationers in Ft. Lauderdale. Contact us at (954) 946-1811 for more information or to make a reservation.