MOSH combines education and entertainment in our annual spring, summer and winter camps. Each camp encourages student curiosity and exploration as we venture around the Museum. Our highly-trained MOSH Educators utilize the entire Museum to make each camp engaging for children of all ages.

Winter 2018 Discovery Camps

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Camp

December 26 – December 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Galactic Encounters Strikes Back!

Things are starting to get a little strange around MOSH, some would even say out of this world! Join MOSH on a journey to a galaxy far, far away as we discover the secrets and the science of the Force! Choose a side you must, young Padawan.

Cost: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

December 26 – December 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Galactic Encounters Strikes Back!

Things are starting to get a little strange around MOSH, some would even say out of this world! Join MOSH on a journey to a galaxy far, far away as we discover the secrets and the science of the Force! Choose a side you must, young Padawan.

Cost: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade Camp

January 2 – January 4, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Super-Hero Science Academy

Calling all Superheroes! Come attend our Superhero Science Academy and learn the science behind web-slinging, cape-flying, and super-human strength; even develop your own unique talents!

Cost: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

January 2 – January 4, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Super-Hero Science Academy

Calling all Superheroes! Come attend our Superhero Science Academy and learn the science behind web-slinging, cape-flying, and super-human strength; even develop your own unique talents!

Cost: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members

  • All camps have a maximum of 20 students per class.
  • There are three youth volunteers with K-2nd camps and two youth volunteers for 3rd-5th camps.
  • Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch; there is no afternoon snack.
  • Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. for morning care and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. at no charge. A $20 late fee will be assessed for late pick-ups after 5:30 p.m.
  • Campers go outside for recess from 12 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Campers have Museum time during the week; they will also see science and planetarium shows.

Participant Ages: Currently enrolled in K-5th Grade

Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2019.

Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost of Camp: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members
*Unless otherwise noted

Extended Care: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: Extended Care for Winter and Spring Discovery Camps are included in the registration cost.

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 Camp Director at 904.396.6674 x 213 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.

Extended Day Policy:Camper pick-up later than 5:30 p.m. is subject to a $20 late pick-up fee per child. Late pick-up fees must be paid in order for campers to return to camp.

Camp FAQs

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 eighth-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.

For Kindergarten camps, there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For all other camps, there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom.

The teacher and Teen Intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.

We take up to 20 children in each class.

MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon child 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 movie.

MOSH does not serve snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.

Parents are welcome to pick up their children for lunch. 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 recommended to bring personal electronic devices to camp. However, campers enrolled in extended day may bring personal items such as books as long as it does 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.

MOSH has trained staff to administer epinephrine, including Epi-pens and rescue inhalers in the event of an emergency. MOSH requires a completed Allergy Action Form (with doctor’s signature) for each child requiring an Epi-pen or Rescue Inhaler. Please  contact education@themosh.org or call 904-396-6674 ext 213 for the Allergy Action form that must be completed prior to the first day of camp. MOSH cannot accept expired medication.