The Museum of Discovery and Science (401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) explores the power of speed in its new exhibit, SPEED: The Science of Going Fast, which opens Saturday, February 4 and runs (not walks!) through April 30. In addition to providing more details about Stapps lab project, the so-called fastest exhibit ever lets guests build their own roller coasters to find out how different designs impact speed; allows them to race cars on a slippery surface; and invites them to climb into bobsleds for simulations of the push of gravity. A number of special events will coincide with opening weekend: Split Second Timing will be on hand to show off state-of-the-art equipment that is used to time races; Gary Hall, Jr. will explain how he won five Olympic gold medals in swimming; and pilots who fly high-speed planes that simulate the experience of weightlessness in outer space will talk about their work. Admission costs $9 for adults, $7 for kids. Call 467-6637, or visit www.mods.org.
Feb. 4-April 3