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“Great place to spend a few hours” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Science and History

Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.6674
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Ranked #31 of 176 things to do in Jacksonville
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Outer Banks, NC
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Learn a great deal about the history of Jacksonville and the youngsters will be delighted with the hands-on aspect of the science portion.

Visited December 2011
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southern wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing exhibits, if you can get close enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Before you go, visit the museum's website and buy all tickets online. This will save you TONS of time by not having to stand in l-o-n-g lines waiting to purchase admission tickets. We probably saved ourselves an hour or more by doing this. We went the Wednesday of holiday break, and one employee thought there were more than 10,000 people there that day. It was extremely hard to do any of the hands-on activities as there were so many people there waiting to try each of them. In order to avoid long lines in the cafeteria, plan on going there before 11:30 and bring lots of money. A totally cool place but way too busy during the Christmas holidays. Go mid-week, non-holiday if at all possible to experience this museum's treasures to the fullest.

Visited December 2011
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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Hard to Find- Not Very Good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Museum of Science and History was hard to find (even with a GPS). It is right downtown, so expect to pay at least $5 for parking, plus the entry fee to the museum, which is rather steep for the limited attraction. It is great for little kids, but others will likely not get much from it. Very little in the way of history. The 'science' portion left much to be desired. We will save our time and money next time and skip this stop.

Visited December 2011
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U.S.A.F.
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61 reviews
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“Mostly for young kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Large museum, however limited attractions for teens and older. Only history was on FL. Very interactive for young kids. Friendly helpful staff.

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Florida
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“Something educational, fun and different for all ages.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I took a 4 year old to visit MOSH. He had a great time. I enjoyed the variety of activities and shows. We visited hands-on play areas, the planetarium (separate cover charge), and other areas that change seasonally. There are places to sit and watch the kids play, as well as many interesting exhibits. There is also a small gift shop where you can buy a souvenir of your visit. It's a nice way to spend a few hours out of the hot Florida sun!

Visited July 2011
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