Bring the excitement of MOSH to your school or community through our Outreach program. MOSH offers a wide range of programs, which last approximately 45 minutes and can be presented in your classroom or event space.

Our current Outreach programs include:

How Slow Can You Go (Grades 3-5)

Carry out a lesson in 3D maze-making. Groups will invent unique paths and obstacles to maximize the time it takes a ball to run through a maze without stopping. Groups have several rounds to improve their contraption, improving their maze by learning from the successes of other groups. It’s a lesson in competition and sharing. Time trials after each iteration will generate data to analyze, allowing students the ability to compare their improvement as an individual group and as a class overall. How Slow Can You Go is part of the Creativity Garden – a nationwide project of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, generously supported by Disney.

[ NGSS: SC.(K5).N.1.]

Science on the Go (Grades K-5)

Students will get in on the action of the zany experiments conducted in our mobile science laboratory. This interactive program includes experiments that cover physical science concepts such as matter, electricity, force and motion, and air pressure.

[ NGSS: SC.(K5).N.1.]

It All Makes Sense (Grades K-2)

Through hands-on science experiments, students will discover their senses in this multidisciplinary program that teaches the biology of our five senses. Students will use smell to identify objects they cannot see, and they will see things that are not there.

[ NGSS: SC.(K2).
L.14.1. Organization and Development of Living Organisms]

Reptiles on the Road (Grades K-5)

MOSH’s resident reptiles will slither, stroll, and stride into your school. Students learn about different kinds of reptiles, where they live, and what they eat. Possible visitors may include a snake, gopher tortoise, bearded dragon, or alligator.

[ NGSS: SC.(K1).
L.14. Organization and Development of Living Organisms]

[ NGSS: SC.(15).L.17. Interdependence]

Mobile Planetarium (Grades K-5)

MOSH has teamed up with Science First to offer a STARLAB portable planetarium. We bring the stars and constellations right to your school, opening up a new world in your classroom. Great for science nights and school family events, your students will sit inside this inflatable dome and watch the night sky, while learning about the stars, constellations and planets. The Mobile Planetarium can accommodate up to 10 students at a time.

[ NGSS: SC.(K5).
E.5. Earth in Space and Time]

All About the Space (Grades 3-5, 8, or 9-12)

Utilizing video images, live demonstrations, and interactive storytelling, this program guides students through interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space while describing some of the physical forces and other phenomena that occur in our universe and beyond.

[ NGSS: SC.E.5: Earth in Space and Time]

[ NGSS: SC.P.12: Motion of Objects]

[ NGSS: SC.P.13: Forces and Changes in Motion]

Outreach Costs

$300 for the first hour (generally one program of up to 75 students per hour)

$150 for each additional hour

Please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226, or email education@themosh.org to schedule your program.

Please have the following information ready in order to book a program:

  • School’s name, physical address, phone number, fax number, and contact email address
  • Total number of participants and grade level(s)
  • Preferred program, date, and time
  • Type of event and program location (for example, cafeteria or media room)

Please note: We are only able to offer a single program within a given day. All Outreach programs require an 8-foot table, along with access to an electrical outlet. We currently only offer Outreach programs to schools within Duval County. Schools located outside of Duval County will be charged a fuel fee based on their distance from MOSH

Upon form completion:

An Education Program Contract will be emailed upon completion of the registration process. Please note that this is not a finalized reservation. You will be contacted for further information. Groups must book at least 30 days in advance. A $50 deposit (cash, check, or credit card) is required no later than two weeks after the reservation is finalized and the Education Contract is sent via email. Deposits are applied to the total cost of your field trip and are refundable with notice of cancellation no less than 30 days prior to your visit.* Upon arrival, we will collect payment for the amount of students and chaperones in attendance.

*Cancellations must be made in writing to the Museum Reservationist 30 days prior to your scheduled program date. Groups that cancel programs with less than 30 days’ notice will forfeit their deposit or the Duval County PrePaid hours that were scheduled.