Museum Of Science And HistoryCurrently Closed
- Address: 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States, 32207
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9043966674
- Fax: +1-9043965799
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, History Museums, Planetarium , Family And Kids, Exhibition , Natural History Museums, Social, Arts, Museums
It is a private and non- profit organization and is also the most visited museum in the south east. It specializes in its collection depicting Science and Natural History. It features a main exhibit that changes quarterly, three floors of permanent exhibits, and the Bryan- Gooding Planetarium.
The museum was established along with the Jacksonville Children’s Museum. It was initially a Victorian Mansion. The twin museums were later titled as the American Alliance of Museums. The planetarium is equipped with the most modern technicalities.
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24.45% of people who visit Jacksonville include Museum Of Science And History in their plan
66.67% of people start their Museum Of Science And History visit around 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museum Of Science And History
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Of Science And History
Friends recommended this museum since their 3 year old enjoyed it. We took our 3 year old and it was a little advanced for her. While I think she had a good time, I think this museum is geared more toward 5+. Lots of neat exhibits and a great travelling exhibit of superheros when we visited. A little pricey for what you get but I think it was a fun experience for the day.
This is the worst planetarium I've ever seen! It shouldn't even be allowed to be called one. My daughter was so excited to see the planets, but all they have here are a couple of pictures on the walls, a guy in a space suit, and a movie. We were done with everything in 40 min and still had 2 hours to kill while we waited for the only decent presentation they had, which was a tour of the solar system. Not worth the $15 admission!
I think the funds are not there for this museum. We had to wait 30 minutes outside just to get into the museum. They had a single person working the desk. Many parts of the displays did not work. There is nowhere to grab a snack. They advertised ice cream at the gift shop but it was an empty cooler. There are just not enough people working..no maps..no signs..There was trash floating in the turtle pond outside. It could be great if they had more employees and working displays.
Sad!! Expensive for what it is. Most of the areas in the building were hot and had an odor. A lot of the hands on displays were not working. Small capes for children to put on to look like Superman were available, but all of them were broken at the neck so would not fasten. The disappointment on my granddaughters face was sad to see. Debris on the carpet and floors throughout. Saddest was a small area near the door for children to play was very unkept. There was a bolt sticking out of a handrail kids use to get to the top. I let the desk employees know. We went into the gift shop and as we were leaving kids were still playing in that room. I won’t return even if it’s free!
My spouse already left a detailed review on THEIR FB page. Please read it! Zero complaints. Two thumbs up. Lots to see! Fun and informative. Huge place! A planetarium show is included in the price of the ticket ($12.50 per). Loved the show. Everything was incredible. You will not be bored here! Free parking spaces directly in front of the building. Clean building. Everything was well maintained. Helpful staff. Self guided. Drove from Savannah. Was NOT disappointed!! We will be back. Update: have gone back again since original review above, its just the two of us, and we continued to have a wonderful time. We went to as many planetarium shows as possible in one trip this last time going. 😊😊