JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Parents looking for ways to stretch a dollar in this challenging economy are in luck. On Saturday, February 4 from noon to 4 p.m., the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, MOSH, and St. Johns Riverkeeper will partner to host the annual Water Education Festival, a free admission day.
Interactive displays and activities will be set up throughout the museum and in Friendship Fountain Park to teach visitors about one of our most precious resources – water. Highlights of the day include boat tours, a musical performance by Cathedral Arts Project, and an animal program by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Guests will learn about the negative effects water pollution has on people, plants and animals. They will also learn ways to conserve and protect this natural resource, including our own St. Johns River. Activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. The museum, however, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Museum of Science & History is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Fountain Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission is $10 for adults and $8 for active and retired military, seniors and children 3-12. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or museum members.