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1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.MOSH






ONGOING

Through May 4 – Green Revolution REnewed - Explore how you and your family can be more eco-friendly with a new Smithsonian eco-zibit, made from recycled and repurposed materials. Green Revolution REnewed focuses on important environmental issues such as alternative energy sources, green building, recycling and waste management. Local environmental artist Sarah Crooks Flaire has partnered with MOSH for the display of several of her creations in the lobby and within the exhibit. Learn more here.

Through July 6 – French in Florida Gallery – The Museum of Science & History is proud to present the French in Florida Gallery in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Fort Caroline and in complement to the Museum’s Uncovering the Past: New Archaeological Discoveries of Northeast Florida exhibit. French in Florida, on display in the Museum’s third-floor Loft Gallery, is comprised of 42 digital reproductions of historic Jacques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry engravings of 16th century Florida which chronicle the French attempt to establish a settlement in Florida and their experiences with the Timucua Indians. These digital images are made possible by a donation to the State Archives of Florida from the personal collection of Michael W. and Dr. Linda Fisher of Jacksonville, Florida.

Through August 31 – Uncovering the Past: New Archaeological Discoveries of Northeast Florida – MOSH is proud to present this new exhibit in partnership with the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation. The fields of archaeology, history, science and land preservation merge to reveal a comprehensive look at Native American life both before and after European contact in what archaeologists call the St. Mary’s Region. Learn more here.

Fridays – $5 Fridays – Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours. The museum will be open late every Friday until 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)

Jacksonville Herpetological Society Monthly Meetings - On the 1st Sunday of every month, the Jacksonville Herpetological Society meets in the Wells Fargo Conference Center at MOSH from 2-5 p.m. The JHS meeting usually consist of a guest speaker, a question and answer forum, and a raffle. Speaker topics vary and first time guests are free to attend.



APRIL

April 24 – MOSH After Dark: Backyard Chickens – Have you heard the term urban chicken farming? The trend is sweeping the nation and has made its way to Jacksonville. Learn about this growing phenomenon and the laws that regulate it. Genora Crain-Orth of River City Chicks will lead the program. Cost is $5; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Backyard Chickens is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Learn more and register here.

April 25 – Friday Night Cosmic Concerts – There will be no Cosmic Concerts on Friday, April 25. The Museum will be closing at 4 p.m. for a private event.

April 26 – Art Workshop – From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join environmental artist Sarah Crooks Flaire as she leads a hands-on project using repurposed materials. Visitors will be invited to color a butterfly to add to Flaire’s art installation Prayers for Transformation, currently on display in the Museum’s lobby in complement to Green Revolution REnewed, an eco-zibit on display at MOSH through May 4.



MAY

May 2 – 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 Magic at 7 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m., and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. View show schedule and purchase tickets here.

May 7 – La Caroline Rooftop Fundraiser – Join Jen Chase, playwright and producer of La Caroline: The Rock Opera, for a French Week gala dinner and rooftop performance at MOSH at 6 p.m. This unique event will feature French cuisine prepared by Little Family Crêpes, wine poured by the Ordre des Chevaliers Bretvins and a chance to meet Jen Chase and the cast of La Caroline in costume. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here. This event complements MOSH's French in Florida Gallery on display through July 6.

May 14 – Little Learners: Science Show with Science Man Dan – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. From 9 to 11 a.m. admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up) and includes a 10 a.m. activity. In May, Little Learners will learn about science with Science Man Dan and will attend Zula Patrol in the Planetarium. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) for details.

May 21 – Homeschool Program: Volts & Jolts – MOSH reserves the third Wednesday of each school month for home school groups. The educator-led health science program Volts & Jolts and the Planetarium show Earth, Moon & Sun will be featured May 21. Programs are appropriate for elementary-aged students. However, all ages are welcome to attend. Time is included to explore the Museum. Cost is $5 per person. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226 for required reservations and payment.

May 24 – Grand Opening of Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived – If you thought T. rex was big, wait until you meet Megalodon! Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived tells the remarkable story of a prehistoric shark that ruled the seas. Visitors will be in awe as they walk through a full-sized (60-feet-long) sculpture of Megalodon. As they travel through the nationally touring exhibit, they will discover the shark’s history, diet and reasons for extinction and will explore the role Megalodon still plays in art, literature, music and film. MOSH will celebrate the grand opening with special activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived is sponsored by The Barco Family Foundation, BUZZ, Dr. Clifford Jeremiah,Jax4Kids.com, Dr. Harry Lee, KPMG and Suddath.

May 29 – MOSH After Dark: Uncovering the Past – Join University of North Florida archaeologist Keith Ashley, Ph.D. for an in-depth look at his research that is presented in MOSH’s exhibit, Uncovering the Past. Explore the exhibit and learn how archaeologists use science in the field and the lab to uncover the First Coast’s rich Native American history. Cost is $5; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Uncovering the Past is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Learn more and register here.



JUNE

June 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 Jimmy Buffett at 7 p.m., Laseropolis 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. View show schedule and purchase tickets here.

June 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. From 9 to 11 a.m. admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up) and includes programs at 10 and 11 a.m. In June, Little Learners will meet tiny turtles and will attend Earth, Moon & Sun in the Planetarium. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) for details.

June 14 – Fossil I.D. Day – Do you have a mystery object? A panel of scientists will be on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide you with information about your find. FREE with Museum admission. Fossil I.D. Day is presented in support of Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, MOSH’s summer exhibit.

June 16 - August 8 – MOSH Summer Discovery Camps – Join MOSH for a new adventure each week! Campers will explore science, history and astronomy as they conduct experiments, journey to the edge of the universe in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and explore Museum exhibits, including the summer blockbuster exhibit Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Learn more and register here.

June 21 – French in Florida Film Premier – Join the Museum of Science & History for the Jacksonville premier of a digitally animated short film based on the historic Jacques Le Moyne and Theodore de Bry engravings of early Florida on June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. The film, produced by the UF Digital Worlds Institute for the George A. Smathers Library with assistance from the France-Florida Research Institute, is narrated by renowned Florida historian Dr. Michael Gannon. A string quartet from the University of Florida will play the original film score live during the showing and historical archaeologist Dr. John de Bry, descendent of Theodore de Bry, will provide context for these iconic engravings. The historic images featured in the film are scans of original artifacts from the personal collection of Michael W. and Dr. Linda Fisher of Jacksonville, Florida.

June 26 – MOSH After Dark: Wine 101 Workshop – Tantalize your senses at this workshop devoted to different types of wine. See it, smell it, and yes, taste it as you learn about the history of wine and how it’s made with David Joudi of Riverside Liquors Village Wine Shop and Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Wine 101 is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month Learn more and register here.

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