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Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World
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Date:
September 2, 2011 to May 1, 2012
Location:
Museum of Discovery & Science
Description:
Through the power of IMAX®, experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age with "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.” Join Julie, an imaginative young woman, as she travels from a modern-day aquarium to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Explore an amazing underwater universe inhabited by larger-than-life creatures – including the powerful Liopleurodon, long-necked Elasmosaurus and gigantic Shonisaurus – which were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Thanks to state-of-the-art ultra-photorealistic imagery, see science come alive in a unique and entertaining manner. Immerse yourself in a lost age, 200 million years back in time, and get ready for a face-to-face encounter with the T-Rex of the seas!
Phone:
954-467-6637
Cost:
$7-$9
K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides
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Date:
November 11, 2011 to May 6, 2012
Location:
Museum of Discovery & Science
Description:
What’s the angular velocity of the Blender Ride as it spins about the center post? This is just one of many questions that will be answered in K’NEX: Building Thrill Rides, a special exhibit that will captivate visitors and provide them the opportunity to explore the science, math and technology behind hair-raising amusement park thrill rides. Display models will range from a roller coaster measuring over 10 feet tall, a 6 foot Ferris wheel, a variety of swing rides from 3-10 feet and include the new Serpent’s Spiral, a roller coaster made from K’NEX regular and micro parts and that stands over 4 feet in height. The realistic actions of the models will bring scientific and engineering concepts to life for students, who will be able to conduct simple experiments to explore physical forces such as potential and kinetic energy, and linear and rotational motion. Happily, children won’t have to leave their on-site creations behind – instead, they can purchase their designs, with pricing based on a Weigh & Pay model. The Explore Store will also have K’NEX sets on sale for aspiring young engineers and architects.
Phone:
954-467-6637
Fabulous Forties on the Avenue
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Steve Vinik
Date:
December 9, 2011 to November 15, 2012
Description:
Fabulous Forties on the Avenue Exhibit is a tribute to the accomplishments and business achievements of the African-American community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the late 1940s. In celebration of the Fort Lauderdale Centennial and Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center’s upcoming 10th year anniversary, the library pays a historic tribute to Fort Lauderdale in our museum gallery with an iconic stretch of road that was the commerce hub of the community, namely Northwest 5th Avenue in the late 1940’s. This year-long exhibit will include the latest in mobile applications technology, allowing both young and old to access the historical materials through a series of interactive kiosks. These kiosks will allow visitors to create a fun video of their gallery experience and download the video to their email, Facebook or other social media outlets.
Phone:
954-357-5950
Cost:
FREE
Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station Exhibit
Date:
February 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
This new exhibition allows guests to take a quick look at Florida East Coast passenger service in Fort Lauderdale and investigates the importance of the passenger station to the growth of the town. For most of its inhabited history, the New River has been difficult to access.  Tropical foliage and the Everglades made traveling south over land slow and tedious.  When the first Florida East Coast train arrived at the north bank of the New River in 1896, Fort Lauderdale finally had a reliable, efficient connection to the rest of the country.  For nearly 50 years, Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station – once situated directly across from the New River Inn – welcomed tens of thousands of people to Fort Lauderdale.
Digging the Past Exhibition
Date:
February 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
Digging the Past is an archaeological survey of one of Fort Lauderdale’s most historically important sites.  The parcel of land adjacent to the Stranahan House once provided prehistoric Native Americans with a place to gather, eat, and live.  Seminoles camped on and around the parcel for years prior to the Seminole Wars.  In the 1890s, one of Fort Lauderdale’s earliest pioneers, Frank Stranahan, established a trading post and tourist camp on the same spot.  During the 20th century, several homes, a handful of restaurants, and a major grocery store were built on the property. Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale History Center can see a sampling of the archaeological materials unearthed in 2006.
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