Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville

Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville (must see)

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH ) is a private, non-profit institution located on the Southbank Riverwalk, and the city's most visited museum. It specializes in science and local history exhibits. It features a main exhibit that changes quarterly, three floors of permanent permanent exhibits, and the Bryan Gooding Planetarium. The roots of MOSH go back to 1941 when the Jacksonville Children's Museum was chartered. The first home was a Victorian mansion in Riverside. Construction began on the current location downtown in 1965, and the facility opened in 1969.

The Jacksonville Children's Museum became the Jacksonville Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1977 and six years later, they were accredited by the American Association of Museums. The name was changed to Museum of Science and History in 1988 and 37,500 square feet (3,480 square meters) of space was added, including the planetarium then known as the Alexander Brest Planetarium. The last building renovation occurred in 1994 resulting in a total of 82,200 square feet (7,640 square meters). In 2010 the Planetarium was upgraded with a new projector, sound system, and interior work, and renamed the Bryan Gooding Planetarium.

Operation hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm; Friday: 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm.

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Sight Name: Museum of Science & History
Sight Location: Jacksonville, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries of Jacksonville   Jacksonville Southern Bank Tour  

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