Museum of Science and History

Museum in Jacksonville, Florida

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The Museum of Science & History is a museum located in Jacksonville, Florida.

It is a non-profit private institution on the Southbank Riverwalk and is the most visited museum in the city.

It is a museum that specializes in local history and science exhibits.

It has a large, rotating exhibit that changes every quarter, three floors of signature and permanent exhibits, as well as the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.

MOSH’s roots date back to 1941, when the Jacksonville Children’s Museum was founded.

Riverside’s Victorian mansion was the first permanent home.

Construction began in 1965 on the current site, and it was opened in 1969.

In 1977, the Jacksonville Children’s Museum was renamed the Jacksonville Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Six years later, the American Alliance of Museums accredited them.

In 1988, the name was changed to Museum of Science and History.

37,500 square feet of space was also added, including the Alexander Brest Planetarium.

The building was last renovated in 1994, resulting in an area of 82 200 square feet.

The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium was renamed in 2010 after it received a new projector, sound system and interior work.

2013 saw the opening of JEA PowerPlay: Understanding Our Energy Choices, a new core exhibit and the newly renovated JEA Science Theater.

The museum also opened Health in Motion: Discovering What MOVES you, a new core exhibit, and a new outdoor sustainable landscape exhibit, JEA HydroLogic.

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Near Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Arts & Museums
Jacksonville

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