Newspaper article The Florida Times Union
Favorite Things about Jacksonville the City's Environmental Aspects Such as Sunshine, Manatees and the River Top the List among duPont Middle School Sixth-Graders
The Museum of Science and History is celebrating the
Jacksonville metropolitan area reaching the million-population
mark today. There will be displays, exhibits and a specially
designated wall provided for visitors to write their thoughts
about Jacksonville being a million-plus city.
"Million Day at MOSH" runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today
at the museum, 1025 Museum Circle.
Artifacts from the event will be included in the museum's
new $1million exhibit, "Current of Time: A History of Jacksonville
and Northeast Florida," due to open in December. Objects
are now being collected for the exhibit.
The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from
1 to 6 p.m.
Last week, students from duPont Middle School visited
the museum and wrote their own top 10 favorite things about
Jacksonville. Here's a sampling of what they had to
Alexis Torres said Jacksonville "is full of very friendly
people," and "the spring time is cool and warm."
Aaron Nielsens likes Jacksonville because "We don't have
to shovel snow," and "It has great business
Aaron expanded on the latter, remarking: "We excel in
agriculture and other goods."
"We have plenty of manatees and dolphins," wrote Doug