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Fungi - The Fun-Guys of the Phylogentic Tree
Fungi - The Fun-Guys of the Phylogentic Tree Wed, Aug 15, 2018 Although Tuscawilla nature preserve is closed to the public, some of us (MOAS staff) like to trek through the hydric hammock to stretch our legs during lunch breaks or that mid-afternoon lull. During our miniature expeditions, we have stumbled upon s... Read More

Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Wed, Jul 11, 2018 A special event will delight night sky observers this summer: the opposition of Mars. Opposition is sort of a fancy way of saying that Mars will be on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, so we will have an alignment of the three objects in s... Read More

History of the Fourth of July
History of the Fourth of July Wed, Jul 04, 2018 The 4th of July is one of our country’s patriotic celebrations. Work on the document that led to it officially becoming a federal holiday began on June 11, 1776. The Colonies' Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee who... Read More

Robo-Car Race Track
Robo-Car Race Track Wed, May 16, 2018 The GE Volunteers have completed the installation of one of the larger hands-on exhibits in the Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum at MOAS – the new Robo-Car Race Track. This was accomplished with the expert assistance of Alphagraphics, a l... Read More

Role Reversal: How Paintings and Photography Switched Roles in the 20th Century
Role Reversal: How Paintings and Photography Switched Roles in the 20th Century Thu, May 03, 2018 It is hard to over-estimate the influence of photography on the development of art since the 19th-century. Although camera obscura image projection had been known since ancient times, 1839 marks the year photography was introduced to the public throu... Read More

Discovering the Glyptodont
Discovering the Glyptodont Wed, Apr 18, 2018 It is hard to imagine that the glyptodont, the giant creature with a likeness to an armadillo on display in the Museum's Prehistory of Florida Gallery, has any relationship to the giant ground sloth. Amazingly, they are cousins and have evolved tens ... Read More

Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS
Think Big: Large Scale Events at MOAS Thu, Apr 12, 2018 The Museum's Education Department has a long history of creating and hosting large events and festivals of all kinds. These mission-driven events follow a curriculum of art, science, and history, or a combination of all three. Planning begins months ... Read More

The (Re)Making of a Museum
The (Re)Making of a Museum Wed, Mar 28, 2018 With the opening of the new guest services expansion, the Museum of Arts & Sciences vaulted to the position of one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Read More

The Unconquered
The Unconquered Wed, Mar 07, 2018 After the devastation of the Second Seminole War, the remaining members of this proud group of people decided Florida was their home and refused to relocate to the Oklahoma reservations. The Seminoles that live in the Everglades today are the descend... Read More

Émile Auguste Reiber: Champion of Mid-19th Century Japonisme
Émile Auguste Reiber: Champion of Mid-19th Century Japonisme Wed, Feb 28, 2018 One of the highlights of the exhibition, Attention to Detail: Architectural Arts and Design in the Collection on display beginning January 13 in the Karshan Center of Graphic Art, is a group of design drawings Émile Auguste Reiber (1826-1893). Reiber... Read More

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