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Museum of Science and History

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Had a good time at MOSH

Enjoyed our visit here to MOSH. Spent a few hours and checked out most of the exhibits. We didn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
Very interesting, but hard to locate even with a GPS.

Aside from being difficult (for me) to locate, the museum was very enjoyable. Lots to see and do... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Howie S
Rosebush, Michigan
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1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9006
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed our visit here to MOSH. Spent a few hours and checked out most of the exhibits. We didn't have any kids with us but it would be a good place for the whole family, something for everyone. You definitely don't want to miss the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Aside from being difficult (for me) to locate, the museum was very enjoyable. Lots to see and do. Only one thing kept me from giving it 5 stars: the first audible exhibit on the second floor was much too loud. It overshadowed every other exhibit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Howie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum has fun interactive displays, small outdoor garden & a planetarium. Good place for families & school trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The superhero exhibit is the best part! ..great place for toddlers. They didn't seem to have live animals other than turtles. It would be nice if they had a snack bar

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JAMM06
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

My kids (4 and 6) had an amazing time. There was a lot to hold their interest, and mine. The new superhero exhibit was a lot of fun, and I saw adults playing just as much as the kids. My son loved the animals on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

They have a small museum store which has snacks. But other than that eat before you come. So much to see it is downtown, ample parking... I will take all of the kids and grandkids more than once.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We've been members for 6 years or so. Their summer camps are great and educational. There rotating exhibits can't be missed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melanie W
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This museum is designed for kids and those who live in or are new to Jacksonville and want to learn about its history as there are a lot of hands-on activities for the kids and the history of Jacksonville from its discovery until today.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum while staying nearby and it was a perfect! Not big but only $12 for students or seniors. Plenty of hands on for every age. A little bit of history and an awesome Owl. I recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank thesteevesgroup
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a very interesting venue with plenty of exhibits to view. You can enjoy the interactive rides for a very fair fee. Allow a good 3 hours or more to enjoy everything. The cafeteria is nice and spacious and a good place to take...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 31, 2017|
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Response from Ed M | Reviewed this property |
I think there is stuff there for all ages. There are s few interactive exhibits that the older ones will enjoy. If you bring s baglunch, you can eat right at friendship fountain and the view is spectacular. I remember... More
April 20, 2016|
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Response from mahadevarise | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I paid $10 each. I don't know the cost for children.
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Kingston, Jamaica
Travelling to Tampa and Orlando (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, I will be going to Tampa for two days with my family (Mother, Husband, children (13,7 and 8 mths). We will be there in August, which we know is quite busy. Need advice. Planning to spend a day at Busch Gardens, the second day at the Museum of Science and History with the afternoon at Adventure Island. Is that a good plan? Should we just spend 2 days at Busch Gardens, considering we have a young child? Also, is Aquatica better than Adventure Island? Thanks in advance.
June 23, 2012|
Response fromamanx|
First, where will you be based (mostly ie hotel) Orlando or Tampa? How many days total? BG and AI are both good, but Aquatica and the 2 Disney waterparks are better than AI if you wil be in the orlando area. but if you want AI, then I would only stay one night in that area and do AI and the museum on the same day rather than 2 nights just to do those things.
Johnson City, TN
Museum of Nature and Science vs. Fort Worth Mus of Science & (6 Replies)
I live in Tennessee and need some local Dallas advice please. I am thinking of buying a family membership to a Science Museum for my niece and her family. They live in Frisco. I am thinking of either the Dallas Mus. of Nature and Science or the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History. The former is about 50 min and the latter is 65 min from Frisco, according to mapquest. She and her husband have 5 children: boys ages 13, 10 and 2 and the girls are ages 6 and 8. If I pay enough, the...More
December 10, 2010|
Response frompoodleone|
Since renovations, neither one is way better than the other- in fact, they are quite similar in the level of displays and exhibits. However, there are two reasons I would recommend Dallas over Fort Worth for a family that lives in Frisco. They can easily catch the DART light rail to Fair Park so it is easier/cheaper for travel. Also, there are so many other things that happen in Fair Park, especially the State Fair- it would be good, at least for this first museum membership/gift, to give...More
Miami Beach, Florida
Going to Chicago 05/21/2011... Help me finalize my itinerary (17 Replies)
So... Boyfriend and I are going to Chicago on Sat 05/21and Returning on Wednes. 05/25. I'm 29 and he is 39.. We are not on a budget per say but we are not trying to go crazy. We like to have a good time.. very sociable..like dressing up and down.love bars and we just want to see what Chicago is all about. We hail from Miami. He booked us at the Congress Plaza Hotel, he said it looked very nice on the website. I see that this hotel is not the favorite among people here. Here are...More
May 17, 2011|
Response frommsmika|
Just a couple things- for Millenium Park- you mention a ferris wheel- the ferris wheel is at Navy Pier, not at the park. Also on your food choices- these are all good, but just beware that they don't take reservations so you could also be waiting quite awhile to eat, depending on what time you go. I would say go to the Signature Room just for a drink, not dinner. On steakhouses- have you checked if you can get into Hugo's? Hugo's Fish Bar is attached to Gibson's and you can order off...More