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1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.MOSH






ONGOING

Through March 31Odyssey'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.

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.)

Holiday Shopping & Gift Memberships – Stop in at MOSH to pick up the gift that is sure to be the perfect fit, size and color for anyone on your shopping list – a MOSH Membership! And, with family memberships starting at just $70, it’s a great value!

Fridays in November and December (Exluding December 26) – Kids’ Self Defense Class – Join Gracie Barra School of Jiu Jitsu for a self defense class for kids 5 – 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. This martial arts program focuses on self defense, fitness and discipline in a fun atmosphere. First class is free. Contact Eddie Whisler at 904.396.6674, ext. 243 for details.


DECEMBER

December 4 – Orion Launch & Landing – MOSH will present a special live broadcast of the test flight of NASA’s new deep space Orion spacecraft. The Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Orion will travel aboard a Delta IV rocket. The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon and will include the re-airing of Orion’s launch from earlier in the morning, a special tour of the solar system, a discussion with a Planetarium educator about Orion’s current mission and future aspirations, and a live broadcast of Orion’s reentry to Earth. The program is $12 for adults: $10 for students, active and retired military, and seniors; and $8 for children 3-12. Please note: The launch and landing may be delayed and/or scrubbed. Register here.

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. SOLD OUT

December 13 – Science with Santa – On Saturday, December 13, MOSH will host Science with Santa. Science with Santa programs will take place in the JEA Science Theater at 10: 30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Science with Santa tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 meet and greets with Santa and holiday crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doors will open early at 8:15 a.m. for MOSH Members with a special Members only meet and greet with Santa at 8:30 followed by Science with Santa at 9:00 a.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 18 - January 4 – Holiday Train Display – Toy Train Collectors of Jacksonville will host a special motorized holiday train display in MOSH’s lobby. Collector volunteer operators will be on hand to engage visitors about trains, engineering, and model building. The trains will be rotated throughout the day as they travel through a winter wonderland!

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. Register on our day camps page.

December 20 – Polar Express Camp-In – All aboard! Join MOSH for an overnight adventure filled with holiday arts and crafts, a science show and Museum exploration, including an up-close look at our holiday train display. End the night with a holiday train movie and a cup of hot chocolate before heading up to bed in one of the exhibits. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a new holiday memory! The Polar Express Camp-In begins at 6 p.m. and ends the next morning at 7 a.m. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Members receive a 20% discount. Register here.


JANUARY

January 2 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Due to the holidays, there will be no Cosmic Concerts this month.

January 10 – Boy Scout Workshop: Citizenship of the Community – A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Learn how to be a good citizen of the community 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.

January 14 – Little Learners: Pirate Adventure – 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 will include a 10 a.m. program based on our new exhibit Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure and Zula Patrol in the Planetarium at 11 a.m. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular – please pre-register here.

January 16 – One Day Fun Day Camp: Scientist for a Day – New this year! MOSH is holding One Day Fun Day Camps on the days DCPS students are off. Kindergarten through fifth grade campers will get to experience hands-on activities, science experiments and crafts that will help them understand what it takes to be a scientist. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended care is available. Cost is $55; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Register here.

January 21 – Homeschool Program: Shipwreck! – Join MOSH for an exploration of shipwrecks from around the world and right here off the Jacksonville coast. Our new exhibit, Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure will be our classroom for the day. The program starts at 9 a.m. and is $5 per student and parent or FREE for Member parents. Register here.

January 29 – MOSH After Dark: …and a Bottle of Rum with Bacardi Rum – Experiment with different rum flavorings in this workshop presented by Bacardi Rum. Cost is $30; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. …and a Bottle of Rum with Bacardi Rum is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Participants must be 21 and up. Register here. SOLD OUT


FEBRUARY

February 6 – 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 Mania at 7 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 8 p.m., Laser Vinyl at 9 p.m., and Led Zeppelin 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.

February 7 – Clean Water Festival – Join the City of Jacksonville, MOSH, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper for this FREE admission day. Guests will celebrate one of our most precious resources, the St. Johns River, as they enjoy activities, presentations and guided boat tours along the St. Johns River (first-come, first-served). The Water Education Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 11 – Little Learners: Earth, Moon & Sun and Tiny Turtles – 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. followed by the Planetarium program Earth, Moon & Sun at 10 a.m. and Tiny Turtles at 11 a.m. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular – please pre-register here.

February 18 – Homeschool Program: No Bones About It and Happenin’ Habitats – Students will learn about the form and function of bones then will get up close and personal with some of the creatures that call MOSH home. The program starts at 9 a.m. and is $5 per student and parent or FREE for Member parents. Register here.

February 21 – Pirate & Princess Day – Ahoy! Calling all pirates and princesses for an adventure-filled day at MOSH from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Create hats and tiaras and more at this day geared to our littlest visitors. FREE with Museum Admission!

February 26 – Modern Day Pirates – Go on a voyage with MOSH to learn about modern day pirates and discover what it takes to combat these thieves of the sea. Cost is $10.00; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Shipwrecked: Real Pirates is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Participants must be 18 and up. Registeration coming soon.

February 28 – Night at the Museum Camp-In – Join MOSH for an overnight adventure that includes an animal show, a Planetarium program, and free time to explore the Museum. You may just see an exhibit or two come to life! Night at the Museum Camp-In begins at 6 p.m. and ends the next morning at 7 a.m. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Members receive a 20% discount. Register here.

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