Upcoming Exhibits

Creation Station

Opening 11.25.19

The Creation Station is a new kind of exhibit; one where all the learning comes from doing. This all-ages exhibit features a daily rotation of hands-on Activities — one day you could be tinkering with building sets, and the next you’re immersed in the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding! For those more complicated projects, we offer educator-led Workshops weekly.

Jacksonville is and has been home to many creative people! Become a part of our city’s artistic expression and innovative spirit by being a maker in the Creation Station: a space for hands-on activities and experiential learning in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). Whether you want to make a paper airplane, a digital 3-D model of one, or anything in-between, this is is the place to get the gears turning on your next big idea!

Genome

01.18.20 — 4.11.20

A traveling exhibition that examines the complexities of the genome — the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism — and chronicles the remarkable breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project more than a decade ago. With cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos of real-life stories, the exhibition examines both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society.

From the moment you enter the exhibition, you will find yourself immersed in an interactive, futuristic environment that communicates the revolutionary nature of genomics. The exhibition gives you a window into genomes that provides new ways of looking at yourself as an individual, as a member of a family and a species, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.

Eat Well, Play Well

02.01.20 — 05.10.20

What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well. This highly interactive, bilingual exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active.

Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices that are within their reach!