Through September 7 – Dinosaurs Unearthed – They’re baaaaack! Dinosaurs Unearthed brings the latest scientific discoveries in paleontology to life via amazingly life-like animatronics, full-scale skeletons and fossils from around the world. Dig pits and interactive kiosks allow aspiring paleontologists to get in on the action as they uncover discoveries new and old. And, for the first time, a terrible T. rex is outside on the Museum’s front lawn ready to greet visitors. Dinosaurs Unearthed will be open until Labor Day, September 7.
Through June 30 – Sculptures by Jim Smith – Work by local artist Jim Smith is currently being featured on MOSH’s second floor. The sculptures were commissioned in complement to La Caroline: Jacksonville’s Rock Opera which made its debut at MOSH last fall. The sculptures were created using specific colors, textures and shapes to depict individual characters from the original production. This display is part of the Arts Infusion Program at MOSH which showcases work by local artists in support of the Museum’s mission to inspire the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Thank you to Regions Bank for its sponsorship of visual art throughout the Museum.
Through August 30 – John Moran’s Springs Eternal: Florida’s Fragile Fountains of Youth – John Moran’s widely regarded photography exhibit, Springs Eternal, is on display at MOSH. The exhibit chronicles the story of Florida springs by juxtaposing several sets of graphic then-and-now photographs detailing the state of decline of many of our waterways. Springs Eternal and corollary programming is presented in partnership with the St. Johns River Alliance. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with Cultural Fusion’s 2015 Year of the River.
Through September 30 – Before the River: Florida Fossil – Explore specimens from the Florida fossil record to learn more about the geography that shaped our state. Florida was under water during the Cretaceous Era when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Florida’s current landscape of rivers, swamps, and lakes were carved by retreating waters during the Cenozoic Era. Some of the most fascinating land and sea animals that ever lived, from fierce super sharks to giant mammoths and saber toothed cats, called Florida home as the new landmass emerged from the receding ocean. This exhibit is on display in the lobby.
Fridays – $5 Fridays – Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours. The Museum is open late ‘til 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)