Technology

MOSH Brings Science to Life with Dinosaurs Unearthed

Museum of Science and History, Photo by Fran Ruchalski, MOSH, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL

The roots of MOSH go back to 1941 when the was chartered. The first home was a Victorian mansion in Riverside. One vividly creepy memory recalls the Egyptian mummy housed under the staircase. Construction began on the current location on Jacksonville’s Southbank in 1965, and the facility opened in 1969. The open, spacious design by architect provides an inviting atmosphere of discovery and learning. The Jacksonville Children’s Museum became the Jacksonville Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1977 and six years later, they were accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The name was changed to () in 1988, and …

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Ever Wonder What Goes On Behind This Door on Forsyth Street? Sally Corporation

“Nothing is as frightening as your imagination suggests it may be.” That’s how designer describes , an attraction that just opened at Gröna Lund, a historic seaside amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden. Implementing state-of-the-art technology to elicit visceral emotional responses — fright and delight — is the heart of what Sally does. Established in 1977, Sally Corporation bills itself as “The Great American Dark Ride Company.” From their first two sales for attractions close to home, Kennedy Space Center and St. Augustine’s Old Wooden School House, Sally Corporation today counts products in over 20 different nations around the world. They …

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Art in the Park + MOSH + RAM

Hemming Park is exploding with art all over the park on Saturday, May 2, sponsored by . From 10 am to 3 pm, children and adults are invited to a free day of fun with the best of the city’s cultural organizations offering live performances, participatory events and even a water spirit emerging thanks to artist . Come along any way you wish – by bicycle, skyway, river taxi or walk the bridges. Just be there for a jammed pack day of exciting events over at , too, where the  at  or around the bend at  for more food, fun …

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Here’s your weekly blend of One Spark goodness

Last week, we had a conversation amongst the One Spark team on the topic of crowdfunding, Creator rewards, attendee experiences and how far we’ve come since the first year of One Spark. We talked about what a hot topic crowdfunding is worldwide right now. Recently, heavy influencers like Mark Cuban have talked about a tech bubble bursting due to crowdfunding and strong counterpoints came from the likes of one of the nation’s leading voices on startups, Steve Case. The crowdfunding industry is expected to grow to well over $100 billion (yep, with a “B”) by 2025 between rewards-based and equity-based crowdfunding. There were 22,252 projects …

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“Big Block” Play at Hemming Park’s New Imagination Playground

Hemming Park unveils Imagination Playground, a giant, mobile play set that unlocks the limits of imagination of children, young and old. Imagination Playground is big block play; an innovative mobile equipment system that will transform the park into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and fun! It is child-directed and open-ended. Jacksonville has a new home for imagination at . In addition to , children will have the opportunity to create a community mosaic outside city hall, hula hoop, get their faces painted, take a yoga class, and take photos in a mobile photo booth. Fun 4 …

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One Spark Pro Tips

Some helpful hints from a previous One Spark creator So, you’re all ready for . You have your grand project ready, you’ve attended the creator acadamy, your juices are flowing, and you’re registered–at least, hopefully you’re registered, since the deadline was February 25th (which also happens to be my birthday). Now that you’re ready to send your dream rover down from the clouds for a little exploration on the surface of planet reality, perhaps I can give you a little heads up on what to expect once you’re there. Bear in mind, I’m not just writing this as a journalist …

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Neighborhood: Ft. George – Roll or Float Along with Kayak Amelia

Have you ever thought, “man, I would love to go off-road on a Segway but I just don’t know where to do that”? If so, I have some great news for you. Going on an off-road Segway tour is totally a thing you can do in Jacksonville! offers tours of Fort George Island two to three times a day, six to seven days a week (depending on the season and demand). We took a tour with them, and it was not only fun but informative. We met our guide, Nick, at their Segway shed just across the road from the …

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Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show

Sunday, February 8 is the Day of the Walking Dead in Jacksonville! It’s not the end of days but it may look like it on February 8, when the returns to the Ramada Convention Center in Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road.  The Retrorama gang is planning their biggest event yet and a big part of that involves actor who played Axel on the hit television series, .  According to show promoter , “this will be the first time that an actor from the main cast of the series The Walking Dead has appeared at a show in North Florida and …

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10 Reasons to Get Your Ticket to the One Spark Speaker Summit

One Spark Speaker Summit, Downtown Jacksonville

The Speaker Summit presented by  is one of the best events for entrepreneurs, CEOs, small business folks, marketers, and creators in the Southeast! We know you already know that. But, we thought we’d give you 10 more reasons why you should get your ticket today! – From our friends at One Spark

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The Jacksonville Skyway Express

Gliding above the St. Johns River and  city streets, the JTA Skyway serves points of interest on both sides of the river. The Skyway provides riders with easy access to their workplace, hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. The  is an automated system offering low cost and convenient service to downtown patrons and employees. The trains depart the stations approximately every three minutes during peak periods and about every six minutes all other times. The Skyway Makes Connections. The Skyway system is interconnected with JTA’s Trolley service, providing riders with expanded mobility in the . In addition, the Skyway stations at …

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