Museum of Science & History

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1025 Museum Circle

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Located across the St. Johns River from downtown Jacksonville, the Museum of Science & History is worth a visit if you've got kiddos in tow. Although some recent visitors note that the museum itself is a bit small, many say that it was a big hit with members of the whole family. Displays include information on everything from the ocean to the history of Jacksonville to the human body, and interactive exhibits help keep younger visitors engaged. And if your little ones need to get rid of some pent up energy, you can take them to the museum's KidSpace, a spacious playground designed with kids ages 5 and younger in mind.

If you can, travelers recommend catching a show in the planetarium. According to one TripAdvisor user, "The JEA Science Theater has been renovated since we were there last and they have done a really nice job. The show was great — there was lots of kid participation."

The museum is open every day of the week. From Monday through Thursday, visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Friday, the museum stays open until 8 p.m.; on Saturday, the museum closes at 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, you can visit from noon to 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $6 for children. To learn more, visit the Museum of Science & History's website.

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