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Museum of Science and History

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Address: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9006
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+1 904-396-6674
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Fun way to spend a few hours with the kids

I was visiting my family and they have a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. We spent a few hours here and both kids were fascinated with the live animal shows, a movie that made it look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela B
South Florida, Florida
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Waycross, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kids love it. It's a really fun place to go. I LOVE museums and history, so everything in there is awesome - including the people. But all you need to do is go once - anything after that and you won't think it's so amazing because it's the same things over and over.

Thank Carrie K
South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting my family and they have a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. We spent a few hours here and both kids were fascinated with the live animal shows, a movie that made it look like we were star gazing, and all of the hands-on exhibits. Even the adults found it interesting. Tip - you may want to eat before... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Events for all ages including school and kid exhibits as well as adult activities including Pink Floyd Laser Show

Thank Beth K
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three floors of great information. Plenty to do & see around the museum. A lot of hands on activities for the kids to play around.

Thank Brytonsmommy2006
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of friends with children between the ages of 1 and 9 invited us to go on a Saturday afternoon. The exhibits did not seem new and the facilities were not clean. Lots of finger smudges on the hands on installations, the carpets throughout were stained, and the restrooms were dirty. The best part was the Florida: Currents... More 

Thank Jessica C
Dallas, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids interesting exhibits and lots for them to look at. Not extremely big but not bad for the price.

Thank MIchelle W
Waycross, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The MOSH is interesting, but only for about half the day. The day we went was very crowded which made some of the exhibits hard to see. However, the kids did enjoy the visit.

Thank Mom0306
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98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the grandchildren to MOSH and they has a great time. It isn't the biggest place in the world if you compare it to NYC or Chicago, but it has enough exhibits to make it interesting for the adults and enough kid friendly things to do the kids (9 and 5) had a good time. The little wind tunnel... More 

Thank Thomas O
Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

While this is a relatively small museum, it does cover several floors. The kids had a great time and even enjoyed the wind tunnel. It was nice to be able to show the kids history and we even had to explain to them what a pay phone was.

Thank JnTLibby
St. Augustine, FL
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the Jacksonville history exhibit and the planetarium which was included in it ticket price. Complaint - there were TONS of kids there on a field trip and not a staff member to be found to help with them. The kids were loud and everywhere so we hung out in the history exhibit until they left. Not worth having a... More 

Thank staugmomma

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