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Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers at MOSH through Jan 28

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, Museum of Science and History, MOSH, Jacksonville, Florida

JACKSONVILLE – Imagine traveling back two thousand years to a time of mighty heroes and powerful emperors. Now imagine having the opportunity to use mighty Roman war machines, sundials and water clocks, grinding mills, pottery wheels and much more. That is what is coming to the on September 23, when the acclaimed and award-winning Italian exhibition, Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers, opens to the public and runs through January 28, 2018. The interactive exhibition explores an epic period during which Rome conquered much of the ancient world through military ingenuity, oversaw significant feats of construction and pioneered technological innovations that affect our lives today. It features …

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Jacksonville Participates in the March for Science on Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, hundreds of advocates for science including scientists, educators and citizens will gather to March for Science, a public demonstration in support of science. The Jacksonville March for Science will begin at 10 a.m. at where speakers from diverse disciplines in science and education will take the stage for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers include Dr. Radha Pyati, Dr. Scott Sowell, Dr. Spring Behrouz and Adam Hoyles. After the speakers, participants will collectively march across the Acosta Bridge, ending at the where additional Earth Day programming will take place including robotics, Science through …

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Save 50% – Mark Amerika

World-renowned visual artist will present a lecture this weekend in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at the  as part of the VyStar International Artist Lecture Series. The event had to be re-scheduled due to hurricane Matthew.   Seating is limited. Tickets are available that include a pre-reception artist meet or general admission to lecture only: https://markamerika.eventbrite.com/. SAVE 50% – click on link and enter code: eujax As an artist, theorist, novelist, and Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Mark Amerika has exhibited his art in many venues including the Whitney Biennial, the Walker Art Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute …

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HOPE OUT OF HORROR: Anne Frank Still Inspires at the MOSH

Anne Frank, MOSH, Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, Florida

The center of the international exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today, is a humble object. A replica of Anne Frank’s diary, the first volume, a plaid little book, opened with photos pasted to the pages, filled with the musings of a girl living through the darkest of times. Those times are all around you in the exhibition, cordoned off by a fence based on the ones you might have seen had you been a prisoner of a concentration camp, as Anne eventually was. Large boards feature a timeline–on the top, Germany’s march from the end of WWI to WWII, …

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MOSH Celebrates 75 Years of Education, Exploration, and Discovery with a Renewed Spirit

MOSH, Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, Florida, Photo by Jensen Hande

Curiosity is the Beginning of Wisdom The early template for what would later evolve into the was founded on the simple principle of hands-on learning. But 75 years ago, the Jacksonville Children’s Museum was more than just a museum. It was a monument to the ingenuity, perseverance, and strength of a group of women dedicated to creating a living classroom for children of all ages to explore the natural world. Highlights from the first annual report of the Jacksonville Children’s Museum in 1945, now a permanent part of the MOSH archives, are testament to that commitment. According to one of …

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MOSH Bash: A Party that Will Go Down in History

MOSH Bash, Museum of Science & History

The has a little something for all ages, and the MOSH Bash is a continuation of that mission. Celebrating 75 years of science, history and education, the MOSH Bash will revisit the museum’s significant achievements and memorable exhibits with a family-friendly event followed by an adults-only rooftop extravaganza. The MOSH Bash will be held from 6-9pm, November 19th, at the museum (1025 Museum Circle) followed by an after party until midnight. The rooftop after party includes live music from and , gastronomic bites from , and an open bar. Tickets for both events are available online at themosh.org/moshbash or by …

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Jacksonville’s Fan Lexicon unites nerds of all ages

Nerdites, Kyle Willis, Fan Lexicon, EU Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville’s started on Friday, August, 19, 2016 at the Lexington Hotel. This three day event was full of cosplay, karaoke, Pokemon Go events and more. People who travel all over the East Coast, and even those who reside in Orlando made their way to Lexicon to sell their items or to simply indulge in all that Lexicon has to offer. The anime room, filled with Sailor Moon cosplayers, consisted of karaoke and different booths. The fun and light vibes motivated anyone to simply let go of their shyness and join the group. Vendors spread throughout Lexicon were there with original …

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“Drawing in a Crowd” JACKSONVILLE COMIC SCENE-THE COMICS ARE ALIVE

If you put the greatest writer in the world and the greatest artist in the world in the same room, there is a good chance they will make a work of transformed images and magnified words. A comic book, to be exact. Jacksonville, Florida, is the home of a slew of comic creators and innovators. We have heroes, leaders and ambitions that are so grand that they can only be contained just beyond our imaginations. We are also lucky to be the home of several fine comic shops and cons. The comic book stores, the hobby shops and the conventions …

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Dressing Your Fantasy At Fan Lexicon

Cosplaying is a combination of the words costume and play.  Part of it is organization, form, and unity. Another part of it is satisfaction, enjoyment, and entertainment. Having the freedom to be anything, anyone, and in any way you see fit is a tempting idea. It is a blank canvas for icons like Batman, Wonder Woman and Captain America to be portrayed in our own respective definitions. If a person is disabled, for instance, that isn’t a wall to them in cosplay; it can truthfully be an empowerment. Acceptance takes on a human shape as a person changes how they …

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Fan Lexicon – Fun for All & All for Fun

Information: fanlexicon.com or (904) 880-4281   Tickets: fanlexicon.com, $10-$80 When: August 20 and 21, 2016 Where: Lexington Hotel and Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk – 1515 Prudential Drive Acceptance, relaxation and socialization make conventions sound like a trip to the beach. Honestly, to a degree they are, minus all of the sand. There is a joy to collecting and a natural glow from admiring fans that is just as bright as sunlight. It is in this area of appreciation that shines best. Fan Lexicon is a multi-genre convention that celebrates all aspects of fandom including toys, anime, cult classic films, comics, and …

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