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Spring is in full bloom with Babies, Blooms, and Butterflies Weekend at MODS

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On March 8 and 9 from noon until 4 p.m., the Museum of Discovery and Science welcomes the spring season with the return of the Babies, Blooms, and Butterflies event. During this special weekend, guests will be able to help release butterflies, participate in lab activities, see beautiful live birds, and learn gardening tips.

“The Babies, Blooms, and Butterflies weekend is a wonderful foray into the springtime season complete with festivities for the entire family,” stated President/CEO Kim Cavendish.

Be sure to complete your Babies, Blooms, and Butterflies adventure with a breathtaking viewing of Flight of the Butterflies 3D on the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Flight of the Butterflies is based on a remarkable true story, the epic film immerses audiences in a triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations -- tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight: hundreds of millions of REAL live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth!

This weekend, you can fly away on the wings of a butterfly in the museum backyard as they release last winter's caterpillars into the sky as they complete their last stage of metamorphosis. You can also participate in lab activities that advance the science behind this beautiful insect's journey from tiny pupa to creature of flight.

Kids can partake in a variety of activities including floral chromatography (imprinting) and paper flower making and bring touches of spring back to your home that will last into summer.

You can also find out why birds migrate south for the winter and many other springtime factoids with a special presentation by the South Florida Bird Club and some special winged friends.

You can also learn eco-gardening tehniques as Tower Gardens green-thumb will point you in the right direction of today’s coolest and most innovative sustainable gardening techniques. Topics include hydroponics and plants that make a healthier and happier YOU.

The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one classic IMAX movie. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit their web site.

The AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater-owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. The AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater features the biggest screen (60 ft. x 80 ft.) in South Florida and a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAXÒ projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films are viewed using new lightweight XR 3D glasses. The IMAXÒ experience is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors should call 954.463.IMAX (4629).

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