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Museum of Science and History

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Address: 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9006
Phone Number: 904.396.6674
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1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Learn about area Native American cultures here.

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Nice museum for young children

Nice hands on exhibits. Unfortunately, quite a few did not work properly. Hopefully staff check them and repair as needed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ambonito
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Brunswick, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since we had done everything else on the Riverfront we decided to visit the museum. This is a kid friendly museum with lots of hands on experiences – I wasn’t sure if the museum was worth our stop but it was - I liked the interactive activities at each station I toured. We didn’t do the planetarium but found the... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice hands on exhibits. Unfortunately, quite a few did not work properly. Hopefully staff check them and repair as needed.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum had some very interesting science facts that I haven't seen in other museums in NY or Boston indigenous to the area - ocean. They also had models of working machines invented hundreds of years ago by Leonardo daVinci which was pretty cool. From the outside it doesn't seem that big but the history of Jacksonville seemed to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is entertainment for adults and children alike, featuring several different displays and activities

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small 2 to 3 story exhibit. I say 2 or 3 because they sometimes have "special" exhibits on the 3rd floor. Even without that it's a great hands on place for kids and even as adults we enjoyed the many displays.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sons (aged 6 and 1.5) to the museum to attend the planetarium show. The show itself was okay, but screen was blurred and difficult to see (my husband fell asleep during the show). Also had to pay museum entrance fee on top of the cost of the planetarium tickets. The museum itself is small and has limited... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been several times. I use to love bringing my (then) young daughter here for exhibits. The interactive water wasting display has stuck with us ever since. Some of the exhibits are interesting. I'm not a big fan of the Jacksonville "Cowford" history exhibit. But I'm not a big Jacksonville fan. Over all it is a very small museum. I... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandchildren enjoyed the planetarium,the displays(dinosaurs). ,the history of Jacksonville,and the experiments the scientist performed. It kept their attention no matter the ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited a few times now and the History section is really interesting. We will need to return to see more of this. We have found their parking lot at the side of the MOSH which is good. The wildlife section, Energy and human body sections were well done. The Darwin exhibition is great. We also visited the planetarium... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The museum is excellent if you have kids. It is nice for the hole family. Interesting and the Planetarium is awesome. The prices are very good.

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