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.

Summer 2018 Discovery Camps

Kindergarten

June 4 – June 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Under the Sea

Dive right in to Summer Camp at MOSH! Learn about the animals that live in the waters around Florida and all around the world during our week of underwater adventures. We’ll make sea creature crafts, experiment with water, and even learn how we study the animals of the ocean.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

June 11 – June 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It All Makes Sense!

Discover the mysteries and the magic of our five senses! Conduct fun experiments, observe optical illusions, and learn about how our brains help us understand the world. Camper will have a blast as they see, smell, touch, hear, and maybe even taste the Museum!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

June 18 – June 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Amazing Architects

Can you create your own city using Building Bricks? How tall can you build your skyscrapers? Draw and plan your designs and experiment with different materials to see what works best! Become an architect as you push your Building Bricks to the limit!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

June 25 – June 29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another Man’s Treasure

Can you turn trash to treasure? Join the MOSH team as we examine the process of recycling, learn how inventions can protect our planet, and become ingenious inventors ourselves! Campers will have the opportunity to get creative as they explore ways to re-imagine everyday materials into wonderful inventions!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

July 9 – July 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

July 16 – July 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Storybook Science

Could the big, bad, wolf really blow down a house with just air? Is Oobleck a solid or a liquid? What soil is best to grow a beanstalk? With help from friends like Clifford, Curious George, and the Lorax, campers will use science to investigate their favorite fairy tales and stories.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

July 23 – July 27, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Backyard Explorers

Come on an animal adventure as we learn about the wild critters in our own backyard. Be a guest Naturalist as you get a behind the scenes look at the workings of MOSH’s Florida Naturalist’s Center, design animal enclosures and learn what it takes to care for our resident critters!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Kindergarten

July 30 – August 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sailing Through the Stars**

Ready, set, blastoff! Become a space explorer as we tour the galaxy in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, perform anti-gravity experiments, race rockets, make space food, and find out how to become an astronaut! Campers will conclude the week with a field trip to Kennedy Space Center.

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

June 4 – June 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Extreme Explorers

Join MOSH on an epic adventure through our new exhibit, Earth Explorers! We will learn all about how people travel to the most remote places in the world as well as create our own tools for exploration in this exciting new camp.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

June 11 – June 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Human Body Machine

Explore the inner workings of our bodies as we conduct experiments that show just what happens under our skin! We’ll learn how our bodies turn food into fuel, grow and investigate germs, construct model skeletons, and more as we learn why it’s important to make healthy choices.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

June 18 – June 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Engineer it!

From the tallest tower to the fastest car, your camper will put their engineering skills to work as we complete challenges in our Building Bricks lab. Using only our imaginations and building bricks, we’ll see how to use these blocks in interesting ways, collect and analyze data from our creations and make designs that turn our classroom into a building brick land!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

June 25 – June 29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jr. Inventors

Do you have the next BIG idea? See what it takes to make your idea a reality. Learn about gadgets and gizmos through the years, and explore the science behind some of our favorite products.  Then showcase your ingenious inventions on Friday in MOSH’s very own Discovery Camp Shark Tank event!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

July 9 – July 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

July 16 – July 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pirates Only!

Ahoy, Mateys! Create secret maps to hidden treasures, construct our own pirate ship, and learn everything there is to know about pirates at MOSH! It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for a week of crafts and experiments!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

July 23 – July 27, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Incredible Insects

Discover a tiny world, full of amazing creatures- the world of bugs! Build your own bug habitat, capture and observe real life bugs, and perhaps become a bug yourself as we learn about the insects around us and how they interact with humans.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

1st – 2nd Grade Camps

July 30 – August 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Race Through Space**

Join MOSH for an intergalactic road trip! Campers will journey through space, beginning with our own planet and moon, and ending at the farthest reaches of the galaxy, all while staying comfortably Earth-bound in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Campers will conclude the week with a trip to Kennedy Space Center.

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

June 4 – June 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marine Biology**

How do we test water quality? What’s the best way to study animals underwater? How can we protect marine life? Campers will answer these questions and more through a week of experiments, dissections, and investigation of our own St. Johns River!

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

June 11 – June 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Science of Sports

Are you an aspiring Olympian, future pro- player, or overall sports fan? Learn how science can improve your skills! We’ll tackle topics like physics, nutrition, and the ways our bodies work through sports-based examples. Camp will be a slam dunk!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

June 18 – June 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH Makers**

Get ready to learn what it takes to become a Maker! The Maker Movement is all about thinking creatively, no matter how you do it! From exciting new technologies like 3D printing, to traditional crafts like block printing, Campers will discover new hobbies and jump right in to this exciting new movement.

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

June 25 – June 29, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Disaster!

Earth needs our help! From natural disasters like volcanoes and earthquakes, to human-made crises like oil spills, campers will learn how science and technology can help protect the Earth.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

July 9 – July 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

July 16 – July 20, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Game On!

Do you think you’re a gamer? If not, you’ll be one by the end of camp! We’ll discover the relationship between computer science and video games, try out Virtual Reality, create our own challenging board games, and even bring some of our favorite games, like Angry Birds and Minecraft to life!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

July 23 – July 27, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blast from the Past

Travel back in time with MOSH to explore ancient civilizations, the history of science like telescopes and electricity, and examine if time travel will ever exist! By looking to the past, we’ll understand what may be in store for our future!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

3rd – 5th Grade Camps

July 30 – August 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Operation Space**

Prepare for a summer camp week that’s out of this world! Learn to prep for space travel by making astronaut food, launch rockets, navigate the constellations, and more as we plan our very own missions to space, and end the week with our own mission to Kennedy Space Center!

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

6th – 8th Grade Middle School Camps

June 18 – June 22, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Movers & Makers**

Calling all Makers! Do you like to tinker and create new things? Try new technologies like 3D print pens, learn about circuitry and robotics, and get hands on with traditional “making” methods like sewing as we join the Maker Movement together.

** Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

6th – 8th Grade Middle School Camps

July 9 – July 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

6th – 8th Grade Middle School Camps

July 23 – July 27, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If I Ran the MOSH

Have you ever wondered what MOSH is like behind the scenes? Do you want to learn what it takes to run a museum? Campers will learn to host an Extreme Science Show, find out how the Planetarium works, investigate how exhibits are built, and more as we discover everything there is to know about MOSH! Registration for this camp will be limited to 10 campers.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

  • Kindergarten camps have a maximum of 15 students. All other camps have a maximum of 20 students, with the exception of “If I Ran the MOSH”, which has a maximum of 10 students.
  • There are three youth volunteers with kindergarten camps and two youth volunteers for other camps.
  • Teachers are all Florida certified either public or private school teachers.
  • 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 at no charge
  • Extended care from 3 – 5 p.m. has a $10 charge.
  • 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: Completed K-8th Grade (6th-8th grade camps offered on select weeks)

Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2018.

Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost of Camp: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members
*Unless otherwise noted

Extended Care: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: $10 per child, per day. Please see below for our Extended Care Policy.
*Extended Care is non-refundable

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 Education Coordinator 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.

Extended Day PolicyCamper pick-up later than 5 p.m. is subject to a $50 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.