Economic Backbone - Arts & Culture
Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History's expansion plan takes advantage of location near river
In 1941, Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History opened as a children’s museum in the city’s Riverside neighborhood. After moving to its current location near the south bank of the St. Johns River, the museum expanded and added programs to appeal to adults as well as children. In 2017, the museum hosted about 230,000 visitors, more than half of whom were adults without children.
In March, the museum unveiled plans for an $80-million expansion and renovation.
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