Though history's knack for repeating itself and science's need to replicate results have often placed the disciplines in competition, both share an appreciation of time travel. Find history through science again and again with today's Groupon: a one-year membership at the Museum of Science & History downtown. Customers can choose between two options:
- $25 for an individual membership (a $50 value), which includes admission and benefits for one person
- $30 for a family plus membership (a $75 value), which includes admission and benefits for a family of four, plus free admission for one additional guest on each visit
Memberships must be activated by November 1.
The Museum of Science & History educates patrons on the environment and history of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida with a collection of eight permanent exhibits, as well as temporary displays and artifacts. A permanent aquarium exhibit features a variety of watery habitats and inhabitants found in local waters and beyond, while the museum's vintage planetarium receives a 360-degree, super-high-definition makeover beginning this month. Other exhibits include The Body Within, which explores human anatomy and physiology, and Currents of Time, a real-time walkthrough of more than 10,000 years of Jacksonville and northeast Florida history. A dinosaur exhibit is set to arrive at the end of September, and guests can step into The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition until September 12, an experience that features original film costumes, drawings, and props from the movies.
With a year of membership, you'll enjoy free admission to the Museum of Science & History as well as to more than 200 other museums. Membership benefits at the Museum of Science & History, which has served more than a million guests in the past six years, also include 10% off at the museum store, a subscription to the newsletter, free passes to planetarium and science shows, and more.
CityVoters awarded the Museum of Science & History second place in 2008 for Best Museum in Jacksonville. Metro Jacksonville spent a day at the museum and the Florida Times-Union recently featured it. Yelpers and five Insider Pagers give the museum an average of four stars. Yahoo! Travelers give it an average of three stars:
- I have gone several times and always enjoyed myself with or without my children. My children also love it and ask to return frequently. – J W, Yahoo! Travel
- This is a great museum for people of all ages. You can learn about everything that has to do with Science and History. – Priscilla E., Insider Pages
- MOSH does offer some amazing things for adults, most of which are their special events they host throughout the year. – Hilary L., Yelp
Museum of Science & History
Culled from samples found in her own backyard, Madge Wallace exhibited her first small naturalist collection in her New Riverside School classroom in 1910. Her museum relocated to a Victorian mansion in the decades to follow before settling on its current location on the south bank of the St. Johns River. Known as Museum of Science & History since 1988, the facility currently hosts changing and core exhibits that feature towering marine skeletons and interactive stations strewn through a mock digestive tract where visitors learn about bodily functions. At Currents of Time, history buffs can amass nuggets of local knowledge as they trace Jacksonville's history to more than 12,000 years ago. Elsewhere, The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium's 35,000-watt sound system enthralls guests at Cosmic Concert laser shows every Friday night, and monthly MOSH After Dark sessions educate adults with hands-on workshops and scientific lectures.
1025 Museum Cir.
Jacksonville, Florida 32207Get Directions