Visitors are encouraged to wear masks at all times inside the Museum in accordance with CDC guidelines, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. MOSH prioritizes the health and safety of all guests and staff.

Please refer to the Coronavirus Self-Checker, an interactive assessment tool from the CDC to help you decide when to seek testing or medical care if you suspect you or someone you know has contracted COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

MOSH Hours

Mondays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Astronaut
      • The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Astronaut
      • The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Astronaut
      • The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.

Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($) 
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Saturday Science Show ($)
    • 2:45 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Get hands-on with science during these interactive workshops. Topics rotate weekly. Guests complete challenges and earn self-made souvenirs to keep!
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 11 a.m. Earth, Moon, & Sun
      • Join an adventure in space as you learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the Moon and Sun.
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 4 p.m. Tour of the Solar System
      • A live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system.
    • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert
    • 6 p.m. Cosmic Concert

Hours: Noon – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($) 
    • 2:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($) 
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 12:15 p.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Astronaut
      • The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor ever taken. Such ventures however, are grueling on human bodies. Experience the toll paid by “Chad” our test astronaut.
    • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert

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