MOSH offers interactive, inquiry-based learning for your student in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics!

Programs have been developed for elementary- and middle-school aged students. Separate workshops will run simultaneously for ages 5-8 and 9-13, covering the same topics through age-specific curriculum. Parents may still register children that fall outside of these age ranges, but acknowledge that MOSH workshops are designed to meet standards for these age groups. Each workshop consists of two 45-minute interactive sessions, with 30 minutes of free time to explore the Museum before and after the program.

When: Third or fourth Wednesday of every month during the school year
Doors Open: 9 a.m. (program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

Admission: Students $15 (Member Students $12); Member and Non-Member Parents $5

  • In order to secure spots for a particular program, payment must be made before the day of the program. Once a program is sold out, no further tickets will be available for purchase online or in person. Late registration (the day of) can only be done in person, and tickets cannot be guaranteed.
  • Programs begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.; participants arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted into the program. Refunds or credits will not be given to late or no-show groups.
  • If you have any difficulty, please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 213 for more information.

2018 — 2019 Homeschool Days

2018

August 22

Be a Scientist (Ages 5-8)

Learn what it takes to be a scientist! Practice the scientific method by doing hands-on experiments, asking questions, forming hypotheses, and more, all while using MOSH’s unique scientific equipment and seeing how our educators bring science to life in the JEA Science Theater.

Citizen Science (Ages 9-14)

Ever wondered what it takes to be a scientist? It’s simpler than you might think! Hear from MOSH’s educators about the power of inquiry as a learning tool in the sciences and other fields. Practice inquiry-based learning yourself as you try hands-on experiments, chemical reactions, and more in our JEA Science Theater.

September 26

Super-Hero Science (Ages 5-8)

Ever wonder how Superman flies? How Batman’s Batarang works? How Wonder Woman’s jet becomes invisible? Learn these secrets and more during a morning at MOSH’s Super Hero Science Academy.

Super-Hero Science (Ages 9-14)

Ever wonder how Superman flies? How Batman’s Batarang works? How Wonder Woman’s jet becomes invisible? Learn these secrets and more during a morning at MOSH’s Super Hero Science Academy.

October 17

Chem 101 (Age Group 5-8)

Learn how cool chemistry can be! Conduct your own chemical reactions in our JEA Science Theater and learn why mixing different substances can create such surprising results!

The Power of Chemistry (Age Group 9-14)

Be a chemist! Conduct various chemical reactions in our JEA Science Theater, learn how molecular structures influence the outcomes of chemical experiments, and discover how chemistry makes the modern world work.

November 28

Computer Science 101 (Ages 5-8)

Learn all about the world of computers and how they are changing our lives! Then, learn the essentials of coding and computer science through interactive lessons.

Cyber Security & Coding (Ages 9-14)

Learn the essentials of computer coding and how to keep the digital world safe from hackers through interactive games and activities.

December 19

Engineering 101 (Ages 5-8)

Learn what it takes to be an engineer! Students will put into practice the Engineering Design Process and make new creations from scratch.

Engineering & Architecture (Ages 9-14)

Learn how architects build the modern world using the engineering design process, and practice building structures of your very own.

2019

January 16

The Human Body Machine (Ages 5-8)

Did you know that the human body is a “machine?” Learn how the body moves and functions just like a well-oiled machine through interactive lessons.

Robots, Cyborgs, & Androids, Oh My! (Age 9-14)

Students will learn about the many types of robotic and artificially intelligent mechanisms existing now and in the future, and even learn how to build an arm from scratch!

February 20

3D Art & Design (Ages 5-8)

Meet a real 3D Print Artist, learn how 3D technology blends computer science and art into one, and create your own 3D art to keep during our 3D tech demo.

3D Printing & Design (Ages 9-14)

Meet a real 3D Print Artist, learn how 3D technology blends computer science and art into one, and create your own 3D print designs to keep as part of our interactive 3D tech demo.

March 27

Earth, Sea, & Sky (Ages 5-8)

Learn about the science of the world around us, from the soil beneath our feet to the air we breathe and the water we drink. Conduct experiments that reveal the secrets of the environment and discover how nature shapes our lives.

Environmental Science (Ages 9-14)

Learn how science and the environment go hand-in-hand and conduct experiments that reveal humanity’s impact on the world. Discover how we can make a difference in keeping the Earth’s habitats clean and safe for all.

April 17

MOSH Makers! (Ages 5-8)

Learn how to make awesome homemade inventions, such as lanterns and motors, using everyday items. Then, learn about the history of Jacksonville’s creative minds, thinkers, and geniuses of the past and present.

MOSH Makers! (Ages 9-14)

Learn how to make awesome homemade inventions, such as lanterns and motors, using everyday items. Then, learn about the history of Jacksonville’s creative minds, thinkers, and geniuses of the past and present.

May 15

Race to Space! (Ages 5-8)

Kick off the morning with a private show in MOSH’s Bryan Gooding Planetarium, be awed by MOSH’s Giant Mars Map, and learn what it takes to make it to space through interactive NASA challenges!

Mission: Mars (Ages 9-14)

Kick off the morning with a private show in MOSH’s Bryan Gooding Planetarium, then use MOSH’s Giant Mars Map and VEX rover bot to complete NASA engineering challenges to learn what it takes for humanity to make it to Mars!