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Museum of Science and History

1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.6674
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Ranked #24 of 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Description: Learn about area Native American cultures here.
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Lithonia GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited during spring break, and stopped here to spend a a few hours in downtown Jacskonville. This was time and money well spent. My kids had a blast with all the interactive activities and I learned a lot about the local history. Between the local history (my personal favorite) and the exhibit on Energy Resources (also very informative), we... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I guess I went in blind and expected more. It's cool to see some of the local history sections but overall I thought it was more for kids. Something to do if you're in the area for sure, as it's relatively inexpensive.

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Waycross, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our family enjoyed this neat interactive museum on our Spring Break! My 2 boys ages 2 & 7 really enjoyed it, interesting topics, & interactive activities! The gift shop was filled w/ unique finds! Enjoyed the laser show, it was great! The play area w/ tree house was awesome, the boys enjoyed it a lot! Great rates, would def recommend!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This museum was nice for a quick stop. Free to ASTC members, we stopped in for two hours with our school-aged kids. They enjoyed the medical exhibit and wished it was larger. The live animals were interesting. My favorite part was the history of Florida, although my kids rushed me through this section. Save time to visit Friendship Fountain and... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I drove from Gainesville to visit this 'museum', and found it a waste of time. The intellectual target level for the MOSH must be 12 or 13 years old, at the highest, maybe only 8. Or maybe I am insulting 8-year olds. It will both bore and annoy grown-ups. Even the children I observed did not seem much engaged, and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

MOSH is always a hit for the preschoolers, particularly the gift shop and free tree play area at the entrance. On a more serious side, the small, albeit limited, MOSH should probably be referred to strictly as a children's museum rather than "Science and History". It is replete with hands on exhibits (although each visit tends to find an increasing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I will preface my review with the fact that I have 2 preschoolers. There was not enough to keep their attention for it to be worth it (time wise) and in saying this we have tried to go several times. I have high standards being that I grew up with COSI in Columbus, OH, and nothing that I have seen... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very small, kid oriented and hands on. Animals are always fun to see and the section on the history of Jacksonville is interesting.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Not very large, but enough to kill a couple an hour. The best part was when they brought out a live turtle to walk around the reptile exhibit.

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were just wanting something to do and the Museum was literally walking distance from the hotel. It had a lot of history and hands on for the kids which was great!

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