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About

Think back to the exhilaration you felt the first time you visited a museum. As you approached the building, the anticipation of unknown discoveries quickened your pace. Your eyes raced over every surface.

Everything was new.

Even better: everything was possible.

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) links present-day Jacksonville to a dynamic vision of what is to come. MOSH Genesis, a destination for lifelong learning, will deliver a new museum experience that evokes that sense of excitement for all guests — whether it is their first visit or their fiftieth.

We will transform the cultural landscape of Northeast Florida and serve as a catalyst for a thriving sports and entertainment district on the Northbank of Downtown.

MOSH Genesis aligns 80 years of service to the community with a focus on the future. The new museum will be a physical extension of our mission — a campus that inspires the joy of lifelong learning in every element of its design, and brings to life the sciences and regional history through captivating experiences that only MOSH can deliver.

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The Plan

MOSH Genesis will serve as a transformative center for science, innovation and humanities on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.

Recent independent, community-based studies have revealed consensus and validation for MOSH’s plan to envision a future beyond our current building. The size and configuration of our decades-old campus critically limit the Museum’s ability to achieve its mission and serve a growing community of learners. Growing demand for service places considerable strain on our building, and previous plans to renovate the existing structure revealed significant operational and construction challenges. Building a new facility on the Northbank will allow us to present the kinds of exhibits that engage members and visitors of all ages while contributing to a thriving sports and entertainment district.

In The News

Nov 17, 2021

Vote starts clock for DIA to complete negotiations for MOSH site

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Nov 3, 2021

Stellar Donates $100,000 to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) to Support MOSH Genesis Campaign

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Oct 21, 2021

MOSH Genesis: a new chapter for the Museum of Science & History

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Sep 10, 2021

'Iconic on the river': MOSH picks architect for new Northbank museum plans

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Aug 17, 2021

National firms, local architect to partner on design of new MOSH facility

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Jul 26, 2021

DIA to consider negotiations for new MOSH at Shipyards

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JUN 22, 2021

State Rep. Angie Nixon; MOSH On The Move; COVID & Healthcare Workers; Alzheimer's

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Jun 3, 2021

MOSH will announce architect for Shipyards location this summer

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May 6, 2021

MOSH Genesis Capital Campaign gets a boost from Weaver

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May 5, 2021

J. Wayne Weaver Makes a Significant Investment in the Museum of Science & History’s MOSH Genesis Capital Campaign

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March 25, 2021

MOSH CEO speaks about expansion project at Chamber Ponte Vedra Division meeting

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January 26, 2021

MOSH CEO hopes to open new museum in late 2024

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January 22, 2021

‘The exhibits will be dynamic’ Plans for MOSH’s new museum ramping up

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January 21, 2021

MOSH Jacksonville furthers plan for moving to Northbank Shipyards

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JAN. 19, 2021

Bruce Fafard named permanent MOSH CEO

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Jan 8, 2021

Core Construction: How 2021 could begin the transformation of downtown

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Resources

MOSH Genesis Brochure

Download the MOSH Genesis Brochure here.

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Gallery of Renderings

Up-to-date MOSH Genesis renderings can be found and downloaded here.

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ConsultEcon Study

MOSH engaged ConsultEcon to produce an analysis of operating potential for a new Museum built on the Northbank. The 2020 ConsultEcon report covers the market and operations of the new Museum, to include earned revenue, expenses, staffing, resident and tourist markets, and economic impacts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Become a Donor

MOSH Genesis will be realized through both public and private support. We need your help to make MOSH Genesis a reality for our community.

The total anticipated cost of MOSH Genesis is between $80 and $90 million. MOSH has identified several revenue sources, including state and local funding mechanisms totaling $60 million. The capital campaign aspires to raise the remaining $25 million through the generosity and broad-based community support from individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations, and other community stakeholders.

With help from the entire community, we can fulfill our mission and achieve our civic responsibility to continuously serve as a cornerstone of cultural, historical, educational, and economic vitality for the greater Jacksonville community.

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