I took these photographs a few weeks ago while visiting the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) here in Jacksonville. Coming from the Washington, D.C. area and the college town of Gainesville where art and history museums are free to the public, I still have a hard time understanding the whole concept of having to pay to enter any kind of museum. Their prices are reasonable, I guess, but $5 Fridays is the way to go. Especially when Tonka the Alligator Turtle is “hibernating for the winter” and rambunctious children who yell for their parents who, in turn, yell back at their children (in extremely closed-in exhibits) disrupt any kind of relaxing afternoon you might have planned…or even expected.
It’s a museum, people, not the Superbowl. And it’ll be a long time before I go back.