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Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”

Term Sheet Approved For $92M River City Brewing Product; MOSH Building Now Part Of Negotiations

Nov 19, 2020

The Downtown Investment Authority Board approved a term sheet Nov. 18 with Related Group for its proposed $92.34 million apartment development on the River City Brewing Co. site on the Downtown Southbank.

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Plans to move Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) to the Shipyards got a big boost Monday with a $5 million donation from Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family.

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On Wednesday the Museum of Science and History unveiled a new illustration of its planned facility across the St. Johns River from its current location.

MOSH Relocation Could depend On Metropolitan Park, Shipyards Swap

Oct 16, 2020
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The Museum of Science and History’s plans announced Oct. 15 to relocate and build a new facility at the vacant Shipyards property could hinge on the future of the adjacent Metropolitan Park.

A giant Etch A Sketch (left) and a look at toys through the decades (right) will be part of MOSH's "Toytopia" exhibit.
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What was your favorite toy growing up?

As this rendering illustrates, the MOSH's new entrance will face the St. Johns River.
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Jacksonville's Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is a step closer to its goal of raising $20 million to expand and enhance the Southbank museum next to Friendship Fountain.

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Jacksonville's Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is closer to achieving its goal of raising $20 million in community support for expanding and modernizing the museum.

Rendering picture of people outside the updated MOSH museum
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The Jacksonville Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is receiving $2.5 million dollars from VyStar Credit Union. 

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Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is debuting an exhibit Saturday that examines the country’s - and Jacksonville's - uncomfortable history of lynching and its role in racial injustice.

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A variety of dinosaur exhibits have appeared at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History over the years.

The latest – Expedition: Dinosaur – officially opens on May 25. It will feature life-size, animatronic dinosaurs with realistic movements and sound that can be controlled.

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Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History announced an $80 million plan on Friday to renovate and expand its Southbank campus next to Friendship Park.

Left to Right: Visual artists Joseph Provenza and Kedgar Volta working at Castano Group's office in downtown Jacksonville.
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Avant and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) are hosting an audio visual concert at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium this weekend, featuring new visual pieces by three local artists and performances by the New York-based jazz trio Rashanim and guest musician Jamie Saft, also from New York.

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From comics and movies to the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s, the history of superheroes will be on display beginning Saturday at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

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A new exhibit has opened at Jacksonville’s Museum Science & History (MOSH) that allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by National Geographic explorers in the field.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with UNF political science and public administration Assistant Professor Josh Gellers and MOSH planetarium director Eddie Whisler about this weekend’s Earth Day (01:08).   

Northeast Florida Regional Council CEO Brian Teeple discussed the Elevate Northeast Florida regional development strategy (33:56).  

And Kerry Speckman told us about some of the events coming up this week (46:00).

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A new event called the Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for next weekend at the Museum of Science History.

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Science fiction is meeting science fact in a new exhibit at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Former Chairman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations Parvez Ahmad about the arrest of an Arlington man who was plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of North East Florida (00:59).

We heard reaction to the five-year federal prison sentence for former Congresswoman Corrine Brown with Florida Times-Union reporter Nate Monroe and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (05:47).

We talked about a new coalition to bring a Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida facility to Arlington near Jacksonville University with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Club President Paul Martinez (17:38).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre (24:10).  

Kathleen Schofield from Jacksonville’s STEM2 Hub talked this week marking Computer Science Education Week in America (33:38).

Nineteen year old Jacksonville University student Skyler Nolan gave us a preview of the upcoming Jazzy Noel concert at Unity Church Jacksonville (46:00). 


  Today on “First Coast Connect,” it was our weekly Media Roundtable with panelist Andrew Pantazi from the Florida Times-Union, blogger Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons and David Cawton from the Daily Record (01:07). We spoke with Volunteers in Medicine co-founder Dr. Jim Burt (34:15). Artist Rashaad Newsome (40:22) told us about his new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art and WJCT music director David Luckin (44:22) talked about the new music program “Hotsy Totsy.”  


         

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” we discussed the Affordable Care Act with Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty (01:13). Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Odette Struys (28:17) discusses big changes coming to area highways. This month’s “First Coast Success” segment  features the owners of the Maple Street Biscuit Company, Scott Moore and Gus Evans (37:53). And Museum of Science and History curator Paul Bourcier (44:25) told us about a new dinosaur exhibit. 


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If you’ve ever wanted to touch a T. rex at a museum without getting kicked out, now’s your chance. Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is bringing dinosaurs to life in its new exhibit, “Dinosaurs in Motion.”

Friday on “First Coast Connect” our weekly Media Roundtable featured blogger Fred Matthews, WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Tim Gibbons and WJCT business analyst John Burr. We also spoke with journalist Soledad O’Brien, who is holding a workshop for young women Saturday at WJCT and we heard on in-studio performance by singer-songwriter Morley.   

     

The Jacksonville Symphony will present “Violins of Hope” this weekend, a concert started by Amnon Weinstein, featuring 16 violins he recovered and restored from the Holocaust.

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An exhibit telling the story of Holocaust victim Anne Frank opens Friday at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History.

  Wednesday on “First Coast Connect,” we spoke with Darnell Smith from Jax Chamber and Pastor R. L. Gundy about the latest attempt to expand Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance to include the LGBT community.        

We also heard from Voices of Hope programming chair Rebecca Rejtman Bennett and Museum of Science and History curator Paul Bourcier about a new exhibit about Anne Frank and our Going Green segment highlighted Melissa Beaudry of Fleet Farming. 


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Cold Cases

Duval County has more than 1,200 unsolved murders dating back to 1970, but no statewide data is available.

Now advocates from the Jacksonville group Project: Cold Case hope their new online database will help find justice for these many forgotten victims.

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St. Johns River advocates and museum goers attended a first-of-its-kind symposium Saturday at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History.

The event was focused on shaping the next generation of river enthusiasts.

Author and self-described springs advocate Rick Kilby took the older crowd back to a simpler time, when Kilby said the springs surrounding the St. Johns River were as clear as the memories he has of summer swimming trips. Since then, he said Florida has been too successful at attracting new residents.

MOSH Exhibit Reveals Years Of Changes In Florida's Springs

May 28, 2015
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A Jacksonville Museum of Science and History exhibit shows Florida’s springs are changing.

On the third floor of MOSH a series of photos stand in big metal frames. All of them show Florida’s springs. But they’re not just pretty art. The pictures show the waterways before they were in distress and now.

Shannon Blankinship, outreach director for the St. Johns Riverkeeper, says she loves the springs.

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Well events are going on all this month to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Fort Caroline in Jacksonville.

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