WHAT: Our readers voted the AutoNation IMAX Fort Lauderdale "Best Movie Theater" and the Museum of Discovery and Science "Best Museum."
WHY: We're not saying this is a great place to dump the kids for a few hours, because that would be illegal and irresponsible. What we are saying is that this is a great place to keep young people engaged for a long, long time. And yes, it's hella-cool for adults too - two words: otter exhibit. The museum is hands-on fun and the IMAX screen is six stories high. If you throw in lunch from the on-campus Subway or Auntie Anne's (there are also plenty of restaurants half a block away in Himmarshee Village), then the whole day will fly by before you even know it.
WHERE: 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale
CONTACT: 954-467-6637, MODS.org