HEALTH IN MOTION: Discover What MOVES You
Discover what moves you in this fast-paced, interactive exhibit. Learn about your body’s many systems and how your environment and lifestyle can impact your long- term health. A special section, Momentum: Strength Through Movement, focuses specifically on children’s health, nutrition, and behavior.
ATLANTIC TAILS: Coastal Creatures of Northeast Florida
Visitors will encounter animals found along the First Coast without ever getting their feet wet. The majesty of the Atlantic Ocean comes to life with Fermata, a life-sized sculpture of a Right Whale, the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank, and other hands-on activities. The Intertidal Touch Tank is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FLORIDA NATURALIST’S CENTER
Discover and enjoy the wildlife of Northeast Florida in this unique, hands-on learning environment. Encounter amphibians, opossums, and many other surprising animals in this interactive space. See a schedule of animal encounters.
CURRENTS OF TIME: A History of Jacksonville & Northeast Florida
See how Florida’s first Native Americans lived, experience Jacksonville from the Timucuas to the 1960s, and discover how modern-day events have shaped our community in this immersive exhibit. Visitors can walk through 12,000 years of Northeast Florida history, all in one setting.
HIXON NATIVE PLANT COURTYARD
This outdoor education space is designed to delight and inform visitors of all ages. Inspired by Northeast Florida’s native environment, the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard encourages awareness and preservation of our region’s native species.
This fun and interactive exhibit provides children under the age of 5 with their own space to explore, experience, and enjoy science and history.
SPACE SCIENCE GALLERY
Science and history meet in the orientation space for the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Learn about the innovation and history behind space exploration, enter the MOSH planetarium, and enjoy other special exhibits.
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.