MOSH combines education and entertainment in our annual spring, summer, winter, and day camps. Each camp encourages student curiosity and exploration as we venture around the museum. Our highly-trained educators utilize the entire museum to make each camp engaging for children of all ages.
Winter Discovery Camps
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Camp
Grab your winter clothes and bundle up for a week of freezing temperatures! MOSH campers will discover the wild weather behind snow, investigate the coldest parts of our galaxy, and travel pole to pole to learn about animals that brave some of the lowest temperatures on earth! Through chilly experiments, science shows, and hands-on activities, campers will learn what it means to be cold!
Lights, Camera, Science!
3rd through 5th Grade Camp
Get your popcorn ready! MOSH campers will learn how their favorite superheroes, villains, princesses and other characters use science, as well as examine some of the behind-the-scenes magic of the movies. From sampling special effects to creating their own stop motion short films, campers will be ready to take on Hollywood with their scientific knowledge.
Spring Discovery Camps
Check back for a list of all Spring Discovery Camps in 2017!
Summer Discovery Camps
Check back for a list of all Summer Discovery Camps in 2017!
Participant Ages: K-5th Grade
Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost of Camp: $164 for MOSH Members / $205 for Non-Members
Extended Care: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: $10 per child, per day
*Extended Care is non-refundable
All camps offer before and after care. Before care runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and after care from 3 to 5 p.m.
Participant Ages: Completed K-8th Grade (6th-8th grade camps Week 3 & 5 ONLY)
Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of Summer 2017.
In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp, payment must be made ahead of time. Once a camp is full no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH reservationist at 904-396-6674 x 226 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular camp.
Refund Policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled or refunded; cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice are eligible to be rescheduled, but no refunds will be given. No credit or refunds will be given for no shows/no calls.
Campers will spend their time in the classroom, in the museum, and outside in some instances for their camp. They will fill their day learning about the topic at hand through hands-on demonstrations, experiments, and crafts. Children will have free time to explore the museum exhibits and will be able to attend at least one science show, animal show, or planetarium show. Space week includes off-site field trips (see below).
Kindergarten through fifth-grade campers will go outside for a 30-minute supervised recess to release energy or to perform certain science experiments, but will remain indoors the majority of the day.
MOSH camp instructors are hired summer-only instructors. MOSH hires certified teachers who have undergone fingerprint screening and background checks.
MOSH camp instructors are MOSH Educators who have experience working with and teaching camp at MOSH.
For Kindergarten through 1st grade camps, there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For 2nd grade through middle school, there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. There are no Teen Interns for middle school camp.
The teacher and Teen Intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.
In the Kindergarten through 1st grade camp, we will take up to 15 children in each class and for all other grades we take up to 20 children in each class.
MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon care to accommodate working parents. During extended day sessions, campers have free time during which they can play games, draw and color, or watch a “G” rated movie.
MOSH no longer serves snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are our designated “parent lunch days.” We do ask that if parents want to eat with their child they go out to the park or off the premises to eat. We also ask that parents let MOSH staff know in the morning if they would like to have lunch with their child that day.
MOSH has planned for campers in grades K-5 participating in Space Week to visit the Kennedy Space Center.
MOSH uses air-conditioned school buses for its field trips.
Campers are not allowed to bring personal electronic devices to camp. However, campers enrolled in extended day may bring personal items, such as books, as long as they do not cause problems. Campers may not play with personal items in the camp classrooms. If personal items become a distraction, they may be taken away and will be returned to the parent at the end of the day. Please be aware that MOSH will not be held responsible for lost, broken, or stolen personal items. The child is solely responsible for all personal items, including money that is brought to camp.
Campers will have time to go to the MOSH Store on Friday afternoons. If you choose to give money to your camper, we ask that you limit it to $5 per child. Again, it is the child’s responsibility to keep their money and purchases safe.