Jacksonville, Fla. –– June 29, 2021 –– The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is celebrating 80 years of curiosity and learning here on the First Coast. Since its inception in 1941, MOSH has been at the forefront of science, education and fun for River City residents and guests of all ages.
To celebrate its anniversary, the Museum will present community programs throughout the year, including a special 80 years of history tour within the Museum; $8 admission on August 8 (8/8/21); the launch of a new Museum by Moonlight event series on September 17, in conjunction with the opening of Da Vinci Machines & Robotics exhibition; and the MOSH GALAxy fundraiser event on April 30, 2022.
“Eighty years is quite an accomplishment for any establishment,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. “The Museum has been a beacon for innovation and lifelong learning, and will continue to serve curious minds for years to come. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone as we look ahead to what MOSH will be for the next eighty years. We look forward to inviting the community to join in our celebration over the coming year.”
Throughout its history, MOSH has made bold moves to serve the public. In 1948, the Jacksonville Children’s Museum (the Museum’s original name) moved into its first permanent location, a Victorian home in Riverside. In 1969, it relocated to its current home at 1025 Museum Circle on the Southbank of the St. Johns River. In 1988, the Museum was officially rebranded as the Museum of Science & History — expanding its mission to serve more members of the community. And in 2020, the Museum announced its intent to build a new structure on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.
The community can join the celebration by sharing their favorite MOSH experiences on social media with the tag #MOSHMemories, becoming a member, donating to the Museum or volunteering. For more information, visit themosh.org.
About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15.95 for adults; $12.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.