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 instead were spending their time running about and screaming. The running is a puzzle, because most museums do not permit that kind of behavior due to liability concerns. The screaming was annoying the few adults present who were not their keepers.
The place looks like a rejected bit of Disneyworld got loose from the trash heap in Orlando and drifted down the St. Johns River, to wash up on the shore in Jacksonville.
There is not coherent theme in this place. Just exhibits placed in seeming random order. And the staff must not include many scientists, because the number of technical errors and inaccurate information panels was high. The Energy exhibits contained several information panels which were more political in content than scientific. The exhibit on glass recycling was done by someone who had not a single clue how this activity happens.
What a waste of money.