Fort Lauderdale isn't just fun for spring breakers- the city also has a lot of things for families to do, too! One popular family-friendly activity people like to do in Fort Lauderdale is to explore various museums and other educational destinations. So when you're done at the beach, take the family to fun museums and more in Fort Lauderdale for exhibits all ages will enjoy.

Museum of Discovery and Science

Step into the mouth of a giant extinct shark or the cockpit of a Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Be blown away by a wall of wind or play engineer at a Florida water table. You get it, the opportunities to discover and experiment are endless at this fascinating family destination. There’s also an IMAX theatre with science offerings, traveling exhibits, and shows galore at the Museum of Discovery and Science.

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Young At Art Museum

A one-of-a-kind, immersive experience for the artist in the family, Young at Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale has received national accolades for its engaging exhibits. Art and design come to life as children play and discover with everything, including marionettes, sandscapes, Victorian self-portraits, and New York subway graffiti.

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood combines art, history, and architecture with revolving collections of art from students and professionals as well as classes and various kinds of performances. At just $4 for students, the Culture Center is an affordable way to appreciate culture and history before continuing on to see outdoor murals in Downtown Hollywood.

Butterfly World

No family visit to Fort Lauderdale would be complete without visiting the world’s largest butterfly house. Founded in 1988, the attraction is the result of one Illinois transplant’s obsession with butterflies and his desire to share these beautiful creatures with others. Butterfly World opened with three acres of butterfly aviaries, botanical gardens, a working butterfly farm, and a research center. Since then, it’s added two additional aviaries for tropical birds and an interactive lorikeet encounter, as well as a skilled aviculture care and research center.

No matter what your age, there's something in this city for everyone. Not sure where to start on your family trip? Definitely check out these family-friendly museums and more in Fort Lauderdale.

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