September 22, 2018, through January 6, 2019
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the world of superheroes, crime-fighters and gadgets? Let your imagination run wild as you learn the origins of superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold and push the boundaries to see what it truly means to be heroic. The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) hosts an interactive and fun exhibition, Hall of Heroes, which celebrates and explores both the history of and science behind America’s fascination with superheroes and how they impacted our popular culture throughout the 20th century and beyond.
The exhibition divides the spectrum of superpowers into four categories – powers of the body, powers of mastery, powers over the elements and the powers of gadgets. Guests are encouraged to explore these categories and test their skills through a series of engaging and interactive stations and games.
Hall of Heroes features a full-scale “half” replica of Barris Kustoms’ 1966 Batmobile from the TV series, Batman, along with an interactive Batcave and various other movie props, replicas and rare artifacts from past and present major motion pictures and television shows. Visitors learn about the fun and fascinating history of memorabilia and enjoy the interactive display cases that take them through a chronology of heroes, from radio to pop culture, including everything from blockbuster films to large-scale comic conventions. Guests will have several photo opportunities in the exhibition, including Dr. Who’s TARDIS and set pieces depicting Batman, Superman, Iron Man and the Hulk.
Hall of Heroes is created by Stage Nine Exhibitions and supported locally by A1A Solar Contracting Inc., City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition is on display through January 6, 2019 and is included with Museum admission.