Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science

science centre entry

 

The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science was such a memorable experience from our visit last year that it was top of Hunter’s list for us to do again. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is about 30 minutes south of where we are staying so we headed out for our “day in town” on Wednesday, thinking it would be relatively quiet as other kids are still in school.

We pulled into the parking garage across the street just after opening and had to burst out laughing as we could see 6 school buses in front of the entry way and more pulling up. Turns out this is a great place for field trips just before school lets out for the holidays!

hunter flying wings

 

Hunter’s favourite area is the flight & space section. They have 6 flight simulator for different air craft and other activities that teach you about aerodynamics. The above photo is Hunter wearing airplane wings with the wind blowing at him so he can sense the different angles and impacts.

tim fighter jet

 

The museum has some other cool exhibits like the Florida Everglades simulator, a fun group of river otters, a section on emergency medicine & health that lets you try out robotic surgery and a section of other local snakes, spiders & alligators from Southern Florida. We spent 4 hours there and at least 50% of the time was up in the airplane simulators – boys and their toys 🙂

patio lunch

We made the most of being downtown and enjoyed a late patio lunch in the sunshine. Thinking about all the snow and cold at home and being grateful for the break…

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