Museums & Libraries

MUSEUMS

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

(about 2 miles away)

Housed in the renovated, six-story Western Union Telegraph Building, MOCA displays exhibition and permanent collection contemporary. The museum also features a children's interactive center, museum shop and a popular lunch bistro called Café Nola.

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays.

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333 North Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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  • 904-366-6911

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

(about 2.5 miles away)

The largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida, The Cummer houses more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, including a famous collection of early Meissen porcelain. Visitors are also encouraged to tour the museum's 2.5 acres of historic gardens, situated on the banks of the St. Johns River. Proton patients and their guests get in FREE everyday.

  • FREE Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays.

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829 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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  • 904-356-6857

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

(about 2.5 miles away)

The most visited museum in Jacksonville, MOSH hosts a variety of interactive exhibits about nature, wildlife, prehistoric dinosaurs, underwater worlds and more. The museum also houses a planetarium.

  • Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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  • 904-396-6674

Karpeles Manuscript Library

(about 1 miles away)

Karpeles Manuscript Library houses historical manuscripts and documents from around the world.

  • Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

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101 W. 1st St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206

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  • 904-356-2992

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

(about 2 miles away)

The Jacksonville Maritime Museum contains a collection of artifacts, books and documents about Jacksonville's nautical history ranging from the early French to present day.

  • Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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2 Independent Dr.
Suite 162
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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  • 904-355-1101

Museum of Southern History

(about 7 miles away)

This privately funded, cozy museum focuses on the American Civil War and preserving southern history and heritage. Experts of that era will guide you through the materials on display, including Civil War paraphernalia, uniforms and clothing, weapons, maps and portraits. The jewel of the museum is the 4,000-volume library that guests can use to research and locate ancestors, battles, and important figures of that time. The museum also showcases details of The Battle of Olustee, Florida’s largest Civil War battle just outside of Jacksonville.

  • Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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4304 Herschel Street
Jacksonville, FL 32210

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  • 904-388-3574

LIBRARIES

How to Get a Library Card

We’ve established a special program that allows Florida Proton patients to get a local library card. To apply, bring a piece of mail addressed to your Jacksonville address to the Main Library and let them know that you are a Florida Proton patient.

Main Jacksonville Public Library

(about 2 miles away)

Located downtown near City Hall and Heming Plaza, Jacksonville’s Main Library is the largest public library in the state. Comfortable, spacious seating and perfect lighting make spending time there a pleasure. Along with traditional library reading materials, you’ll find 250 public computers, satellite and video conferencing rooms, movie showings, theatre presentations and a fantastic kid’s room and program. A bookstore and café are conveniently located inside. Guests may park curbside or in a large parking garage across from the library on Duval Street.

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303 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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  • 904-630-2665

Other Library Branches

Although there are many public library branches around town, the below branches are located near homes and apartments in the Riverside, Avondale and San Marco areas of town.

Willowbranch Library

(about 2 miles away)
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2875 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

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  • 904-381-8490

San Marco Library

(about 2 miles away)
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1513 LaSalle St.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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  • 904-858-2907