Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 - United States





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. The Museum encompasses more than 150,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. This includes all of our permanent and traveling exhibits, as well as our outdoor Science Park. Families can enjoy super science shows and demonstrations, wild Creature Feature animal encounters, private experiences, mind-blowing Makerspace labs, cool camps, unforgettable birthday parties, engaging field trips and STEM curricula, professional development workshops for educators, distinguished speakers, and more. In addition to daily hours, MODS’ STEMobile delivers STEM education on location across South Florida! A STEMobile experience ranges from one-hour to full-day with programming for pre-kindergarten through adult and is available for schools, community centers, corporate team building and special events! All programs can be customized for time, group size and age group. Book a STEMobile visit today. Free programs and scholarships are available!

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 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, please visit or call 954.467.MODS (6637).


Very Eric Carle
September 17 – January 9, 2023

Families and bookworms will step into the pages of beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle’s Very series of picture books—including the iconic Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Clumsy Click Beetle and The Very Busy Spider. Meet all five special insects and take a journey of discovery with recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination.

Guests will:

∙ Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar and follow along his path until becoming a beautiful butterfly
∙ Weave a web with the Very Busy Spider
∙ Find your light with the Very Lonely Firefly
∙ Make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump
∙ Compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket
∙ Create artwork using many of Eric Carle’s materials and techniques

Exhibit FREE with Museum admission.

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