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

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

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

MOSH Brings Science to Life with Dinosaurs Unearthed

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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