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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
Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldía, 1985 – 2011
Date:
April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012
Address:
United States
Description:
Demons, beasts, gods and ghosts are the subjects of this mid-century career retrospective of the work of Panamanian-based artist Isabel De Obaldía. The exhibition’s nearly one hundred works include approximately twenty paintings and drawings by the artist along with about eighty of her sculptures in glass.
Fort Lauderdale’s FEC Passenger Station Exhibit
Date:
April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
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.
King-Cromartie House
Date:
May 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012
Location:
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Address:
United States
Description:
Docent-led tours of the 1907 King-Cromartie House are available with paid admission to the History Center. The house is furnished as it might have looked in 1915 and provides a fascinating look at “pioneer life” in early Fort Lauderdale. An exhibit gallery on the first floor of the King-Cromartie House teaches visitors the history of the King family as well as the Junior League’s crucial role in saving this building from destruction in the early 1970s. The exhibit includes interactive question-and-answer components. It also displays photographs of the house as it was barged up the New River to its current location.
Guided Tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum
Date:
May 1, 2012 1:00 pm to May 31, 2012 4:00 pm
Address:
United States
Description:
Learn about Fort Lauderdale's founding through a visit to this enchanting beautifully preserved home. Learn about the birth of this community through the lives of two extraordinary people and the homestead they created, which to this day serves as an enduring legacy for historic preservation. No reservations required. Three 1-hour tours per day beginning at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Florida Singing Sons
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Date:
May 5, 2012 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:
Broward Center
Address:
United States
Description:
Florida's Singing Sons Boychoir presents The Great Outdoors, a high voltage concert of youth, spirit and fun. All four choirs gather for this moving and exciting finale to their season. With music from across time and styles, the Singing Sons celebrate the world outside with spirit, humor and heart. This concert of popular, world and classical melodies offers a thrilling evening for everyone. A rainstorm in Toto's Africa, a party in Jamaica and a ghastly escapade in the frozen Yukon lead concertgoers outside where adventure awaits.
Phone:
954-462-0222
Laffing Matterz
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Date:
May 5, 2012 8:30 pm
Location:
Broward Center
Address:
United States
Description:
Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center combines the best of dinner theater with the hilarity of topical satire in a one-of-a-kind evening that everyone will enjoy. Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center hilariously takes on every subject from the latest scandal, social media, current events and everything in between, after you've savored a meal that surpasses any dinner theater fare you've experienced before.
Phone:
954-462-0222