Great Bear Rainforest Opening Weekend Activities

Great Bear Rainforest Opening Weekend Activities


Friday, February 15, 2019 - Monday, February 18, 2019    
12:00 am


Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312

Event Type

February 15-18, 2019 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 Invasive vs. Native

(Saturday and Sunday only) Marine ecosystems around the world are vulnerable to invasive species, including the Great Bear Sea that surrounds the Great Bear Rainforest. Learn about one of South Florida’s most notorious invasive species, the lionfish, with a presentation by a special guest from Biscayne National Park.

Oil Spill Cleanup

In 2016, a shipwreck spilled over 20,000 gallons of oil off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, devastating much of the coastal ecosystem. Experiment with different methods used to restore water quality after an oil spill.

Blubber Armor

Larger mammals in cold places like the Great Bear Rainforest rely on thick blubber underneath their skin to keep warm. Discover for yourself how blubber helps animals stay warm.


12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Find out how “flexible” animals have to be to adapt to a changing habitat with this ecological “twist” on a classic game.

It’s all in the Teeth

Sink your teeth into this up-close-and-personal table talk by examining various animal skulls and learn how to tell their origins based in the number of molars found.

Additional information available HERE.