The Museum of Science and History has numerous core exhibits on displays for visitors to explore and discover science and the history of Northeast Florida. These exhibits include Health in Motion, Atlantic Tails, JEA PowerPlay, Florida Naturalist's Center, Currents of Time, KidSpace, Space Science Gallery, and the Hixon Native Plant Courtyard. In the Health in Motion: Discover What Moves You exhibit, visitors can participate in interactive activities and games to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of individual choices, movement, and external factors on not only their own health, but also the overall health of Jacksonville. The exhibit';s activities also allow guests to explore body systems.
Atlantic Tails: Whales, Dolphins and Manatees of Northeast Florida offers museum guests a chance to explore marine animals' underwater world. Guests can see and learn more about the various marine invertebrates, reptiles, and mammals that live along the First Coast. The exhibit features the Intertidal Touch Tank that provides visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with different marine life. Guests can also see snakes, baby alligators, tortoises, turtles, and owls native to Northeast Florida at the Museum of Science and History's Florida Naturalist's Center. Visitors can check the daily schedule to find out when they can watch an animal encounter with one of the museum's naturalists.
Jacksonville's history, as well as the history of the Northeast Florida region, is explored at the Currents of Time: A History of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida exhibit. The exhibit displays 12,000 years of history of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida dating back to the time of the Timucuas and spanning to the 1960's. Another history exhibit exploring the Northeast Florida region's past is Interpreting Northeast Florida: A Historic Mural by Elmer Grey. Elmer Grey, an artist, gave the United States Navy a mural illustrating St. Augustine, Timucua, French, and Spanish scenes during the start of World War II. The mural is oil on canvas and stretches 35 feet in length. It was removed from the NAS Jacksonville's Bachelor Officers' Quarters for conservation in 2011, and is presently showcased at the Museum of Science and History. Photo: MOSH
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