UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation occupies two floors of the Barnett National Bank Building, one for UNF’s Coggin College of Business classrooms and the other for community business development. This living-learning lab provides students with opportunities to assist entrepreneurs with market and financial analyses, goal planning and more. Besides classrooms to serve UNF students, the Center functions as a place where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to a panel of experts in hopes of being selected to receive office space and support to work through their business plans. The Center aims to propel local business growth by building a strong and sustainable entrepreneurial climate for the success of UNF students and the community.

The Ritz Theatre and Museum

The Ritz is truly a special place where history’s missing chapters are being restored, where talent is nurtured, and creativity is celebrated. Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a unique energy that leaves you with a special feeling.

The Ritz will remain open while undergoing upgrades, including upgrades to building systems & security improvements.

Booking Information:

The Ritz Theatre and Museum features an intimate 400-seat theatre with a state-of-the-art sound system, lighting and a performance stage (30’ x 40’). The lobby of the Ritz Theatre is a favorite location for many Jacksonville private events, such as weddings, anniversaries and business meetings. It can comfortably host up to 150 people for a banquet-style event or up to 500 for a cocktail hour. New dance floors for the ultimate dance party! Many community events are hosted at this popular downtown Jacksonville venue throughout the year.

Capacity:
Theatre – 400 seated
Lobby – 150 seated, 500 standing

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

The Museum of Science & History is a museum in Jacksonville, Florida. It is a private, non-profit institution located on the Southbank Riverwalk, and the city’s most visited museum. It specializes in science and local history exhibits. After seeing the excitement at the museum make sure to come and check out our great educational merchandise. You will be able to find science kits, minerals, plush animals, books, t-shirts, and much more!

The Museum of Science & History is seeking $80 million in public, private and community funding to renovate and expand its 50-year-old campus on Jacksonville’s Southbank. MOSH said the project will expand square footage from 77,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet, reorient the entry toward the St. Johns River and enhance the range and capacities for exhibits, installations, programming, educational alignment and immersive experiences with the latest technology. MOSH said the improvements will include a café on the park; a rooftop conference center and event space; and “Maker Spaces” and innovation labs. The exhibition areas will increase by 200 percent and will showcase Northeast Florida’s cultural, natural and innovation ecosystems, it said. Interactive displays, such as the River Table and simulated aquifer system, will provide guests with experiential learning opportunities. The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium also will also be renovated.

Event Booking:
The Museum of Science & History offers a dynamic backdrop for your next event. Imagine introducing your new business plan on the planetarium’s 60-foot dome or ringing in the New Year on the MOSH rooftop as fireworks* light up the skyline. The possibilities are endless!

JU Film School at WJCT Studios

JU’s film school is scheduled to move to WJCT’s downtown studios. The film school’s move follows the university’s recent addition of a downtown satellite campus for its healthcare sciences and business schools, at the SunTrust Tower.

Horner said the school would be the largest film school between Miami and Atlanta, Georgia.

FSCJ: Dormitory at 20West

Set right in the heart of downtown Jacksonville in the historic Lerner Building, FSCJ Student Housing offers a convenient and affordable housing opportunity for our students.

Beautifully renovated to maintain the building’s historical character, the 58 apartment-style living spaces are positioned on the second through sixth floors.

FSCJ student housing offers the modern, comfortable conveniences of home with a trendy, urban twist. Residents enjoy access to FSCJ’s Downtown Campus, dining and entertainment just steps from their front door.