Stay Cool This Summer In Downtown Jacksonville

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By Claire Grunewald, Marketing and Events Intern

Looking to avoid the summer heat? Cool off with these #DTJax activities you can do inside!

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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The MOCA is a great stop if you’re looking for a place to cool down and experience beautiful contemporary art. With six diverse art galleries, there is art for everyone. Make sure to see exhibitions such as Project Atrium: Chiharu Shiota before it leaves at the end of June. The MOCA hosts new events each week and kids’ art camps all summer long.


The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

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The MOSH is a great place to experience science, history and innovation. No matter your age, the MOSH offers something for everyone. The museum has summer events such as kids camps, cosmic concerts and more!


The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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If you’re looking for an inspiring art experience, then check out Northeast Florida’s largest fine art museum, the Cummer. The museum currently has exhibitions such as Jacksonville’s Norman Studios and Frieseke In Florida: Memories of Jacksonville in the 1880s. If you don’t mind the heat, then also make sure to explore its historic gardens!


The Florida Theatre

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The Florida Theatre is full of live shows for all ages this summer. From David Spade to Andy Grammar, there is a show for you. Head to its website to purchase tickets!


Sweet Pete’s Candy Classes

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Craving something sweet? Sweet Pete’s has got you covered! There’s a variety of candy-making classes almost every day throughout the summer. Candy classes require registration in advance and space is limited, so head on over to Sweet Pete’s website to sign up!


The Main Public Library

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Looking for a good book and an escape from the sun? Head on over to the Main Public Library for a summer of reading. The library has a variety of events for all ages all summer long. Check out the events calendar to find out more!


Mayday Ice Cream

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The best cure for the summer heat? Ice cream. Stop by Mayday Ice Cream for authentic handcrafted frozen treats. 

Beat the heat with these #DTJax indoor activities. Don’t forget to tag us at #DTJax for a chance to be featured!