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Core Exhibits

HEALTH IN MOTION:

Discover what MOVES you

Health In Motion is a NEW exhibit that takes a look at community health in Jacksonville. Through games and interactive components visitors are able to explore body systems, better understand the importance of individual choices, external factors and movement on their health and the overall health of the city.

 

Sponsored by:

 Baptist       Brooks      Mayo      St.Vincent      UFHealth     Wolfsons


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ATLANTIC TAILS:

Whales, Dolphins and Manatees of Northeast Florida

Travel to the underwater world of marine animals in Atlantic Tails to get an up-close look at the mammals, reptiles and invertebrates that call the First Coast home. Thank you to VyStar for sponsoring the  Intertidal Touch Tank and Scavenger Hunt.

Intertidal Touch Tank open 11 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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JEA POWERPLAY:

Understanding Our Energy Choices

Using interactive touch screen kiosks, explore the science of solar, wind, hydro, fossil fuel and nuclear energy to bring the futuristic city of MOSHtopia to life with power, light and sound.

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Naturalists-Center

FLORIDA NATURALIST’S CENTER

Owls, snakes, turtles, tortoises, and baby alligators are just some of the native animals that call MOSH home. Stop in to say hello and be sure to check out the daily schedule to catch an animal encounter with one of our naturalists.


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CURRENTS OF TIME: A History of Jacksonville & Northeast Florida

Journey back in time to discover 12,000 years of Jacksonville & Northeast Florida history from the Timucuas to the 1960s.


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HIXON NATIVE PLANT COURTYARD

Though the Courtyard is home to various plants, turtles, fish, and birds, its most famous resident is Tonca, the alligator snapping turtle. Tonca has been at MOSH since 1994 and each July, MOSH hosts a birthday party in his honor. This year Tonca is turning 50!


Kidspace

KIDSPACE

KidSpace is a special area for children 5 and under! A favorite with Mommy & Me groups, this exhibit features a tree house inspired by Jacksonville’s historic treaty oak and other handson activities to get our littlest MOSHers excited about educational exploration.


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SPACE SCIENCE GALLERY

Explore space science – and MOSH’s planetarium history – in this gallery that serves as both an exhibit and a queue area for patrons waiting for shows to start in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium.


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INTERPRETING NORTHEAST FLORIDA:

A Historic Mural by Elmer Grey

During the beginning of World War II, artist Elmer Grey presented the U.S. Navy with a mural depicting Timucua, Spanish, French and St. Augustine scenes. The 35-foot-long oil on canvas was removed from the Bachelor Officers’ Quarters at NAS Jacksonville in 2011 for conservation and is now on display at MOSH.


MOSH JacksonvilleTIMUCUANA PARKS ADVENTURE

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Timucuan Parks Adventure connects MOSH visitors to the City’s nature parks through science and history. In addition to the interactive kiosk, text panels with QR codes are located throughout the museum allowing visitors to use their smart phones to learn more about a subject.

This valuable partnership between MOSH and the Timucuan Trail  Parks Foundation is supported through a generous anonymous donation. The Timucuan Parks Adventure kiosk is presented by the Edward Lane Family. Learn more!

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