Several popular South Florida attractions are making significant upgrades in an attempt to attract more visitors.
For instance, at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science, a roughly $2 million renovation to the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater is underway and will soon finish, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
“We’re going to open up Oct. 10 [instead of Oct. 13],” Marlene Janetos, spokesperson for the museum that attracts about 400,000 visitors annually, told the newspaper. “We’re going to end up with a new giant screen, new luxury seats, new powerful surround system and a digital projector to complement our 15.70 film projector.”
At Flamingo Gardens in Davie, a new otter exhibit featuring a hurricane-proof house is in the works and expected to open by spring 2015.
“[The otters] already have a home but we’re trying to build a better one and make it as nice as the black bear exhibit,” managing director Keith Clark said.
And in Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is completing work on its new $1 million Malayan Tiger River exhibit and breeding center, said Brian Luongo, director of facilities and design. [Sun-Sentinel] – Christopher Cameron