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1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.MOSH






ONGOING

Fridays – $5 Fridays – Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours. The Museum is open late ‘til 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)

Jacksonville Herpetological Society Monthly Meetings - On the first Sunday of every month, the Jacksonville Herpetological Society meets in the Wells Fargo Conference Room at MOSH from 2-5 p.m. The JHS meeting usually consists of a guest speaker, a question and answer forum and a raffle. Speaker topics vary and first time guests are free to attend.



OCTOBER

October 1 – Seniors on the Go – Seniors will be enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to install an exhibit. Exhibit team members will be installing MOSH’s next traveling exhibit, Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $6 per senior. Register here!

October 3 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Fright Light at 7 p.m., Laser Pop at 8 p.m., Queen at 9 p.m., and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

October 4 – Boy Scout Workshop – Citizenship of the Nation – As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. The workshop is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $30 per scout and $10 per adult or troop leader. Register here.

October 8 – Little Learners: Earth, Moon & Sun, Spooky Shapes and Colors, and My Gym – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and programs are at 10 and 11 a.m. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). In October, Little Learners will be treated to Earth, Moon & Sun in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a Halloween-themed program on shapes and colors. My Gym will be here with music, dancing, and tumbling mats. We highly recommend you register in advance to guarantee your place. These programs SELL OUT!Register here.

October 11 – Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & TreasureOdyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure brings real shipwreck treasures - and the technology used to recover it - to the Museum of Science & History! Find out what it's like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run with hands-on activities including a robotic arm to pick up treasure and a hurricane simulator to challenge the storm. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure. Join MOSH for its grand opening on October 11 for a fun-filled quest that will include swashbuckling fun for all ages. Grand opening activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 15 – Homeschool Program: Hats Off to Jacksonville & A Tour of the Solar System – Students journey through time and follow the development of Jacksonville from a cow crossing known as Cowford to a bustling tourist town, and finally to the modern city it is today in this fun and interactive program. Students will wear many hats as they become a living timeline of Jacksonville’s past. Then experience our new planetarium program, A Tour of the Solar System, a live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system. Register here.

October 17 & 18 – La Caroline: Jacksonville’s Rock Opera at MOSH – MOSH is excited to host La Caroline, a ground-breaking and dynamic rock opera written by Jacksonville musician and playwright Jennifer Chase with original music by John Citrone. La Caroline uncovers the lives of French and Spanish explorers, the aristocracy, and Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline in the 16th century. Colorful characters, drama and dance collide with contemporary rock music. The characters sing their stories as French and American musicians perform the music live on MOSH’s rooftop. Throughout the performance, parallels emerge between old world ideas and today’s struggles. Doors open At 7:30 p.m.; performance starts at 8:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.LaCaroline.org. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at www.themosh.org/LaCaroline.

October 18 – Brownie Badge Workshop: Bugs – Through hands-on crafts and activities and classroom discussion, scouts will learn about the little bugs that live all around us then will embark on a bug hunt to see bugs in action. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 per scout. Register here. SOLD OUT

October 18 – Stranger Danger Program – Robert Ingram, a Jiu Jistu instructor at the Gracie Barra School of Jiu Jitsu, will teach children about stranger danger. This program will take place at 10:30 a.m. and is free with Museum admission.

October 23 – MOSH After Dark: CSI Night – Do you have a passion for crime dramas? Get in on the action at this CSI-themed MOSH After Dark. Use crime scene science to investigate a mock crime and work together to crack the case. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; program begins at 6:30 p.m. CSI Night is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. The recommended age for this program is 18 and up. Register here. SOLD OUT.

October 24 – Fall Into Fun Day Camp – New this year! MOSH is holding One Day Fun Day Camps on the days DCPS students are off. Kindergarten through fifth grade campers will enjoy fall-themed activities and science experiments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $55; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Extended care is available. Register here.

October 24 – La Caroline: Jacksonville’s Rock Opera Gala – MOSH is excited to host La Caroline, a ground-breaking and dynamic rock opera written by Jacksonville musician and playwright Jennifer Chase with original music by John Citrone. La Caroline uncovers the lives of French and Spanish explorers, the aristocracy, and Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline in the 16th century. Colorful characters, drama and dance collide with contemporary rock music. The characters sing their stories as French and American musicians perform the music live on MOSH’s rooftop. Throughout the performance, parallels emerge between old world ideas and today’s struggles. Doors open At 7:30 p.m.; performance starts at 8:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.LaCaroline.org. Tickets are $35 per person and include a post performance reception. Tickets can be purchased at www.themosh.org/LaCaroline.

October 25 – Pirate-Themed Halloween Camp-In – Ahoy mates! Don your best pirate attire for this overnight camp-in at MOSH that includes a costume contest. Explore the Museum’s traveling exhibit, ODYSSEYSs Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure, go to a Planetarium program, embark on a scavenger hunt and end the night with a movie. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Members receive a 20% discount. Register here.



NOVEMBER

November 7 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Retro Laser at 7 p.m., Laseropolis at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 9 p.m., and Laser X at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

November 8 – Boy Scout Workshop: Citizenship of the World – How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Scouts will learn how to be a good citizen of the world in this workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $30 per scout and $10 per adult or troop leader. Register here!

November 8 – Girl Scout Camp-In: She’s a Scientist – Girl Scouts will spend an evening meeting amazing local women who solve problems, explore ideas, improve people's lives and break stereotypes. Then, they will spend the night at MOSH. This once a year overnight experience will include hands-on activities and experiments related to STEM careers and promises to be a lot of fun! Cost is $35 per person (adult required, one chaperone for every 6 scouts required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Register here. SOLD OUT.

November 12 – Little Learners: The Little Star That Could and Ms. Blueberry – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and The Little Star That Could is in the Planetarium at 10 and Ms. Blueberry will present a program at 11. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular – please pre-register here.

November 15 – Junior Badge Workshop - Flowers – Flower Power! In this workshop girl scouts will uncover the amazing way that plants are able to multiply. In spring time we can see and smell these beautiful blooms, and now it is time to take a closer look at flowers. Our juniors will dissect a flower and examine it under a microscope, all while they learn how important they are to people. Through hands on activities your student will be having an adventure and discovering new facts about flowers. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 per scout. Register here. SOLD OUT

November 19 – Jacksonville Science Festival Workshop – Learn how Project Based Learning can be used to present a project at the Jacksonville Science Festival. Workshops will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Contact Eddie Whisler at 904.396.6674, ext. 256 for details.

November 19 – Homeschool Program: Science 101 and Earth, Moon & Sun – Homeschoolers will learn the nature of the scientific world as they make observations, test hypotheses and analyze data in the educator-led program Science 101. Families will also learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the moon and sun in the Planetarium program Earth, Moon & Sun. Doors open at 9 program starts at 10 a.m. and is $5 per student and parent or FREE for Member parents. Register here!

November 20 – MOSH After Dark: Whiskey Workshop with The Grape and Grain Exchange – Learn about the history of whiskey and what it takes to make this popular type of liquor in this informative workshop hosted by Robert L. Smith, owner of The Grape and Grain Exchange of San Marco. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; program begins at 6:30 p.m. The Whiskey Workshop is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Participants must be 21 and up. Register here!



DECEMBER

December 5 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Laser Holiday at 7 p.m., Beatles at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m., and Metallica at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

December 10 – Little Learners – Alien Who Stole Christmas and Science Show – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and The Alien Who Stole Christmas is at 10 in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and Extreme Science! Is at 11. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular – please pre-register here.

December 10 – Jacksonville Science Festival Workshop – Learn how Project Based Learning can be used to present a project at the Jacksonville Science Festival. Workshops will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Contact Eddie Whisler at 904.396.6674, ext. 256 for details.

December 13 – Girl Scout Cadettes Workshop: Trees – In this workshop, scouts will learn to identify the age, leaves, and fruit of different trees through classroom discussion and projects. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 per scout. Register here.

December 13 – Science with Santa – On Saturday, December 13, MOSH will be host Science with Santa. Science with Santa programs will take place in the JEA Science Theater at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., The Alien Who Stole Christmas will play in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at 11 a.m. ($5 per person in addition to Museum admission). The day will also include holiday crafts and visits with Santa at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Come tell him what’s on your Christmas list and bring your camera to snap lots of photos. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 17 – Homeschool Program: In the Attic and Two Small Pieces of Glass – Join us as the Museum digs into history. First, explore some interesting artifacts from MOSH’s attic then journey to the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium for Two Small Pieces of Glass. This program traces modern billion dollar telescopes back to their humble beginnings. The program starts at 9 a.m. and is $5 per student and parent or FREE for Member parents. Register here.

December 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31 – Winter Discovery Camps – Need free time to finish your holiday shopping and baking? Send your kindergartners through fifth graders to MOSH Winter Discovery Camps December 19 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31. Camp topics for K – 2 are Science with Santa, Blast Off, Snowflake Science, Games Galore, It All Makes Sense and Countdown to New Year’s. Third – 5th grade topics are Candy Science, Strange Matter, History Mystery, Myths & Monsters, Calling All Inventors and Countdown to New Year’s. Campers will also get to explore Museum exhibits, including Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. MOSH Winter Discovery Camps are from 9 am. Until 3 p.m. Cost is $55 per day; extended care available for additional charge. Members receive a 20% discount. Registration coming soon.

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