Museums in Lakeside


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  • The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
    Cummer Museum's nearly 5,000 works of art range from 2100 BCE to the 21st century. Here, Rubens rubs shoulders with Rockwell, Degas, and Sargent, while keeping a respectful distance from a major holding of early Meissen porcelain. Equally gorgeous are the facility's 2.5 acres of historic gardens along the St. Johns River, complete with a possibly 200-year-old oak.
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    829 Riverside Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Museum of Science & History
    MOSH exhibits follow the whales of the Atlantic, explore the history of Northeast Florida, and even adventure through an ecosystem full of live snakes and owls. The most out-of-this-world exhibit, however, might be the one whose subject everyone is familiar with: The Body Within. Enter through a massive mouth, travel down the digestive tract, and learn everything from the head to the toes.
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    1025 Museum Cir.
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Hands On Children's Museum
    Somehow, Hands on Children's Museum has managed to fit an entire town into its 8,500-square-foot space. Servers pour pretend milkshakes at a '50s-themed cafe, tellers work at the Kids Mini Bank, and all sorts of townsfolk stock up on the essentials at the Winn-Dixie Lil' Grocery. Here, working cash registers, conveyer belts, and miniature carts give kids the feeling that they're really shopping for their families. There's even a spaceship, just like in every small American town. In total, 20 main exhibits let kids take on the roles of grownup workers or use costumes and puppets to enter a world of complete fantasy. Hands on Children's Museum also hosts special events, such as story time, face painting, and the opportunity to pet a live chicken.
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    8580 Beach Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center
    Formed as a volunteer-operated nonprofit in 1985, Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center amasses literature, documents, and artifacts to construct a narrative of maritime history within the city and Florida's First Coast. Exhibits showcase models of significant ships such as U.S. Navy destroyers, a German World War II era submarine, the M/V Comanche, and the first boat sailed by a salmon. The center also houses a diorama of the ocean liner RMS Titanic, a 15-foot model of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, and a smattering of interactive features nestled within the kids' play area. Along with membership meetings, the Heritage Center hosts quarterly programming and presentations on varied oceanic subjects, such as advice for courting sea nymphs, in an audiovisual room furnished with 75 cushioned seats, and has a gift shop that offers a vast selection of maritime-themed clothing and books.
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    2 Independent Dr.
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Mandarin Museum
    Art connoisseurs flock to Jacksonville's Mandarin Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of some of the best and brightest. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so customers can easily walk to and from their cars.
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    11964 Mandarin Rd
    Jacksonville, FL US
  • Jacksonville Maritime Museum
    For a first-class collection of culture, be sure to check out the work on display at Jacksonville's Jacksonville Maritime Museum. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    1015 Museum Cir
    Jacksonville, FL US

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