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Inspiring Our Future

February 19, 2020  
I have many fond memories of visiting the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) with school friends in the late-80’s, and now with my family. This museum means a lot to our city, and the partnership announced between MOSH and VyStar today will ensure that legacy is carried on in the years ahead.
From left: Maria Hane, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Mayor Curry and Brian Wolfburg
MOSH’s story started all the back in 1941, when the Jacksonville Children’s Museum was founded in the historic Riverside neighborhood. It moved downtown in 1969, changed its name to the “Jacksonville Museum of Arts and Sciences” in 1977, and then to the Museum of Science and History in 1988, becoming the institution we know and love today.
Throughout its history, MOSH has made significant impacts to the quality of life for our citizens, educated generations of families, and brought thousands of visitors to downtown Jacksonville.
VyStar, with its recent investments in a new headquarters on the northbank and the naming rights agreement for the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, is the perfect partner for the museum’s plans to renovate and enhance its footprint downtown.
I am grateful for the vision of MOSH and VyStar in downtown Jacksonville and look forward to the continued growth and investment in our downtown riverfront.

Learn more about the museum's expansion plans 

Rendering of the MOSH 2.0 main entrance as viewed from Riverfront Park.