Signature Exhibits


Signature exhibits feature the Museum’s collection and collaborative, community-based partnerships. MOSH’s Guest Curator program highlights relevant and current topics, significant research, and collections through presentations offered by local experts and institutions. Signature exhibits are designed to add depth and a local voice to core and traveling exhibits, programming, and current community topics.

Bold City Bicentennial:
Progress & Perseverance through 200 Years of Jacksonville History

01.30.22 — 01.23.23

MOSH’s mission is “to inspire the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history.” This project intends to bring to life Jacksonville’s collective historical experience, using natural science, culture, and technological innovation as lenses to reflect on the flashpoints of change and development that have shaped the city over time. In addition to sections focused on Natural History, Cultural History and Innovation, programs and events will occur throughout 2022 in collaboration with local partners.

View the timeline of the St. Johns River featured in the exhibit here.

Local Partners:

Votes for Women:
A Portrait of Persistence

06.24.21 — 11.06.21

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on August 18, 2020, MOSH is pleased to present the traveling exhibition, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.  This exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story.

Based on the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same name, Votes for Women explores the complexity of the women’s suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans’ lives today. The exhibition addresses women’s political activism, explores the racism that challenged universal suffrage, and documents the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote on the basis of gender. It also touches upon the suffrage movement’s relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.

Votes for Women will be on display at MOSH from June 24 – November 6, 2021. The online version of the exhibition is also available for viewing on our Online Exhibits Page:


Creation Station

The Creation Station, MOSH’s debut maker space, is open to the public once again! While the spirit of making and DIY learning continues within the walls of this exhibit, the Creation Station guest experience will include a few modifications to ensure visitor and staff safety.

Please visit our Creation Station page for more information.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsor: