History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon: for $18, you get admission for two adults (a $10 value each) and two children (an $8 value each) at the Museum of Science & History (a $36 total value).
The Museum of Science & History's nine permanent exhibits and slew of temporary displays elucidate the environment and history of Northeast Florida. Dive headfirst into The Body Within, which leads guests through a supersize human digestive tract, complete with quirky info stations about body functions. Patrons prepare to pack appropriately for time-traveling conventions at Currents of Time, an exhibit that follows the 12,000-year tale of the region's human history. Youngsters scamper between models of whales, displays of military artifacts, and an aquarium as owls, snakes, gators, and other critters look on from the Naturalist's Center.
The museum also marches out a parade of seasonal exhibits, including Savage Ancient Seas, which runs until October 30. Upcoming events and rotating exhibits grant patrons an ever-changing look at history without reading about the Roman Empire through a kaleidoscope. Though planetarium shows are not included in the cost of this Groupon, guests can gaze into the wonders of space at the museum's Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, known as the largest single-lens planetarium in the world.
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