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1971 board president Leila Gosney cuts the cake with MOAS' current board president Katherine Hurst Miller. Photos by Michele Meyers

'Happy Birthday': MOAS celebrates 50th-anniversary with 70s-themed celebration

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

1971 board president Leila Gosney cuts the cake with MOAS' current board president Katherine Hurst Miller. Photos by Michele Meyers

Classic cars crowd the courtyard at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Classic cars crowd the courtyard at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Senior curator of education and history Zach Zacharias demonstrates how vast the varieties of flora are in the Tuscawilla Preserve .

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Senior curator of education and history Zach Zacharias demonstrates how vast the varieties of flora are in the Tuscawilla Preserve .

Zach Zacharias leads museum guests on a tour through the Tuscawilla Preserve.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Zach Zacharias leads museum guests on a tour through the Tuscawilla Preserve.

Duckweed grows in a pond in the Tuscawilla Preserve and is the smallest flowering plant in the world.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Duckweed grows in a pond in the Tuscawilla Preserve and is the smallest flowering plant in the world.

MOAS guests learn about the Klancke Environmental Education complex.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

MOAS guests learn about the Klancke Environmental Education complex.

The Sensory Garden welcomes guests into Tuscawilla Preserve.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

The Sensory Garden welcomes guests into Tuscawilla Preserve.

Katherine Hurst Miller poses in front of the memory wall with her daughter Elizabeth during MOAS' 50th birthday celebration.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Katherine Hurst Miller poses in front of the memory wall with her daughter Elizabeth during MOAS' 50th birthday celebration.

Tortugas' mascot Shelldon cuts up with some younger guests at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Tortugas' mascot Shelldon cuts up with some younger guests at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The Museum of Arts and Sciences celebrates its 50th birthday with a memory wall for all of the guests to sign.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

The Museum of Arts and Sciences celebrates its 50th birthday with a memory wall for all of the guests to sign.

Melissa Frankel, Jeri Delgado and Gabriel Delgado

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Melissa Frankel, Jeri Delgado and Gabriel Delgado

Tortugas' mascot Shelldon points out MOAS' birthday cake as DJ Danna Alencar plays 70s tunes and Stephanie Mason-Teague, director of operations, cuts the MOAS birthday cake for the guests.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Tortugas' mascot Shelldon points out MOAS' birthday cake as DJ Danna Alencar plays 70s tunes and Stephanie Mason-Teague, director of operations, cuts the MOAS birthday cake for the guests.

The curator of astronomy Seth Mayo gave lectures about the alignment of planets and stars in the night skies of 1971 in "That 70s Star Show."

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

The curator of astronomy Seth Mayo gave lectures about the alignment of planets and stars in the night skies of 1971 in "That 70s Star Show."

Leila Gosney, Bob Fritze, Cliff and Vicky Gosney III enjoy the festivities at MOAS' 50th birthday celebration.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Leila Gosney, Bob Fritze, Cliff and Vicky Gosney III enjoy the festivities at MOAS' 50th birthday celebration.

Guests peruse the art in the L. Gale Lemerand Wing at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Guests peruse the art in the L. Gale Lemerand Wing at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Vicky Gosney laughs as Leila Gosney and Bob Fritze talk with Seth Mayo at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 50th birthday celebration.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Vicky Gosney laughs as Leila Gosney and Bob Fritze talk with Seth Mayo at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 50th birthday celebration.

Don Kane enjoys the Root Family's wing at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Don Kane enjoys the Root Family's wing at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

The Tortugas' mascot Shelldon signs the memory wall.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

The Tortugas' mascot Shelldon signs the memory wall.

Board members Tom Hart, Leila Gosney, Katherine Miller, Allison Morris Zacharias, Ann Phillips and executive director Andrew Sandall stand in front of the memory wall at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 50th birthday celebration.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

Board members Tom Hart, Leila Gosney, Katherine Miller, Allison Morris Zacharias, Ann Phillips and executive director Andrew Sandall stand in front of the memory wall at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 50th birthday celebration.

MOAS celebrates its 50th birthday with the addition of food trucks in the courtyard.

Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 |

MOAS celebrates its 50th birthday with the addition of food trucks in the courtyard.

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