Stomp into the museum of discovery and science for the newest traveling exhibit, Expedition: Dinosaur

The Mesozoic Era will soon come to life at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)Expedition: Dinosaur, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will stomp into the Museumon Friday, May 19. The traveling exhibit will run from Friday, May 19, through Monday, September 4. An official ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., with Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS and Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, expected to be in attendance. 

Expedition: Dinosaur combines life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, featuring realistic movements and sound. Engaging and educational interactive experiences explain dinosaur movement, digestion, and evolution, and showcase the life and methods of dinosaur fossil hunters from the 1800s to today. In addition to large animatronic dinosaurs, interactive highlights include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp, and an interactive robot that allows visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs! 

The animatronic dinosaurs on display include Albertosaurus, Young Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Dilophosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegasaurus and Triceratops. Interactive activities will include Pangea Puzzle, 5-Finger Robot Egg Incubator, Dinosaur Egg Scanner, Interactive Fossil Viewing Boxes, Dinosaur Dig, Dino Operation Game and more. 

“Our vision at MODS is to inspire visitors through innovative, experiential discovery,” said Cox. “Fascination with prehistoric life never goes extinct, and Expedition: Dinosaur provides the opportunity to explore and connect with these fossilized creatures from the past through today’s technology and modern Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) applications.” 

“At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we believe that the ‘power of play’ is a healing force. We are committed to creating a warm and welcoming healing environment for children and families in our care. We are excited to continue to partner with MODS and utilize play to engage, educate and support the growth and development of children of all ages in our community. We share in that mission,” said Stella

The exhibit is included with Museum admission and will be open to the public daily through Monday, September 4. For more information, please visit


ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE: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, providing STEM education and cultural experiences for 450,000+ visitors annually in the 150,000 sq. ft. facility. MODS is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for three decades (only 3% of science museums are accredited for excellence and leadership in the field). In the past year, MODS has added to that distinction by being named Broward’s Hub for Resilience Education by the Board of the Community Foundation of Broward, selected by the LEGO Foundation as one of only 12 museums nationwide to join the Playful Learning Museum Network and was and was selected as one of the finalists for the prestigious 2022 and 2023 IMLS National Medal for Museum Service. 

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 or call 954.467.MODS (6637). 

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. The level one pediatric trauma center combines advanced technology, the expertise of some of the region’s most diverse, board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered focus to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Part of Memorial Healthcare System, the pediatric hospital in Hollywood, Florida, recently doubled in size, adding four floors, including a comprehensive cardiac care floor, an intraoperative MRI, an inpatient rehabilitation gym, family and staff support areas, and the 14th Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Child Life Zone, among other offerings. To learn more, visit and connect with @jdchospital on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram

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