Fall, Winter, & Spring Discovery Camps

What are MOSH Discovery Camps? MOSH combines education and entertainment in our annual spring, summer and winter camps. Each camp encourages student curiosity and exploration as we venture around the Museum. Our highly-trained MOSH Educators utilize the entire Museum to make each Camp engaging for children of all ages.

Winter Discovery Camp 2022
Dates & Registration

Camp Dates:
December 19 – 21
December 27 – 29
January 2 – 3

Camp Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Pick up: 3 – 4 p.m.
Extended care: 4 – 5 p.m.

Camp Cost:
(December 19 – 21) $207 for MOSH Members | $230 for Non-Members
(December 27 – 29) $207 for MOSH Members | $230 for Non-Members
(January 2 – 3) $136.80 for MOSH Members | $152 for Non-Members

Extended Care Cost: $15 per Camper

Participant Ages: Students currently enrolled in K – 5th Grades

*Please register your child for the grade level they are currently enrolled in.

What does the Camp Cost include?

  • Take-home STEAM Activity Kit at the end of the Camp day or week
  • A MOSH Science Program every Camp day (Planetarium Shows, JEA Science Theater Shows, and/or Animal Encounters
  • A wide variety of STEAM-based activities and programs—every day is a different experience!

Dates & Themes

Camp theme: Galactic Encounters

Things are starting to get a little strange around MOSH, some would even say out of this world! Join MOSH on a journey to a galaxy far, far away as we discover the secrets and the science of the Force! Choose a side you must, young Padawan.

Grades K–2 Registration

Grades 3–5 Registration

Camp theme: MOSH’s Fantastic Beasts

Come on an animal adventure as we learn about the fantastic critters in our own backyard and beyond! Get up close and personal with the animals that call MOSH home, learn how to protect nature, and discover the strange and amazing places that animals call home.

Grades K–2 Registration

Grades 3–5 Registration

Camp theme: Superhero Science Academy

Calling all Superheroes! Come attend our Superhero Science Academy and learn the science behind web-slinging, cape-flying, and super-human strength; even develop your own unique talents. Show off everything that makes you super!

Grades K–2 Registration

Grades 3–5 Registration

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 One-Day, Fun-Day Camps
Dates & Registration

MOSH is offering One-Day, Fun-Day Camp on days that students are out of school! Join MOSH on an exciting day of fun experiments and wild crafts! We will be exploring some of our favorite topics, including weather, space, temperature, and electricity! Click on the dates to reveal the Camp themes.

Camp Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Pick up: 3 – 4 p.m.

Cost per Camp day: $68.40 for MOSH Members | $76 for Non-Members

Participant Ages: Students currently enrolled in K – 5th Grades

*Register your child for the grade level they are currently enrolled in.

What does the Camp Cost include?

  • Take-home STEAM Activity Kit at the end of the Camp day or week
  • A MOSH Science Program every Camp day (Planetarium Shows, JEA Science Theater Shows, and/or Animal Encounters
  • A wide variety of STEAM-based activities and programs—every day is a different experience!

Questions? Contact our Education Manager:

904.396.7794 x 213

kconnell@themosh.org

Spring Break Discovery Camp 2023
Dates & Registration

Camp Theme: Robots & Rollercoasters, Oh My!

Looking for something exciting to do this Spring Break? Spring into Science at MOSH! Campers will get to drive rolling robots, construct the wildest roller coasters that they can imagine, and learn amazing engineering skills!

Camp Dates:
March 13 – 17

Camp Times: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop off: 8 – 9 a.m.
Pick up: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Camp Cost:
$238.50 for MOSH Members | $265 for Non-Members

Participant Ages: Students currently enrolled in K – 5th Grades

*Please register your child for the grade level they are currently enrolled in.

What does the Camp Cost include?

  • Take-home STEAM Activity Kit at the end of the Camp day or week
  • A MOSH Science Program every Camp day (Planetarium Shows, JEA Science Theater Shows, and/or Animal Encounters
  • A wide variety of STEAM-based activities and programs—every day is a different experience!

Grades K–2 Registration

Grades 3–5 Registration

General Information

  • Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch, and extended care snack; MOSH does not provide food.
  • Campers can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. for morning care and picked up no later than 3:30 p.m. at no additional charge.
  • Extended care is available for $15 per day. Campers registered for Extended Care may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5 p.m.
  • Campers go outside for a half hour recess at least once per day.

In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp, payment must be made in advance and in full. Once a camp is sold out, no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH Education Department at 904.396.6674 x 213 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular camp. 

Refund Policy:All Camp sales are final. Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled, but no refunds will be issued, and no credit will be given for no shows/no calls. Extended Day is non-refundable. 

Extended Day Policy:Extended Day is available for Camp. Camper pick-up later than 5 p.m. is subject to a $20 late pick-up fee per child. Late pick-up fees must be paid in order for campers to return to camp.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Community Education Coordinator at: 904-396-6674 ext. 213 or kconnell@themosh.org

Camp FAQs

Campers will spend their time in the classroom, in the museum and outside in some instances for their camp. They will fill their day learning about the topic at hand through hands-on demonstrations, experiments and crafts. Children will have free time to explore the museum exhibits and will be able to attend at least one science show, animal show or planetarium show.

K – 5th grade campers will go outside for a 30minute supervised recess to release energy, or to perform certain science experiments but will remain indoors the majority of the day. 

For Kindergarten Camps, there will be one teacher for every 12 students, with up to 3 Teen Interns assisting the classroom. For all other camps, there will be one teacher for every 15 students, with up to 2 Teen Interns assisting in the classroom.

Kindergarten Camp classes have a maximum of 12 students. All other Camp classes have maximum of 15 students.

MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon child care to accommodate working parents. During extended day sessions, campers have free play during which they can play games, draw and color or watch a movie.

MOSH does not serve snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.

Parents are welcome to pick up their children for lunch. We do ask that if parents want to eat with their child they go out to the park or off the premises to eat. We also ask that parents let MOSH staff know in the morning if they would like to have lunch with their child that day.

Certain weeks/camp themes for Summer Camp 2022 include field trips. MOSH’s Education Department will notify guardians of planned trips and distribute permission slips. 

Campers are not recommended to bring personal electronic devices to camp. However, campers enrolled in extended day may bring personal items, including electronics, as long as it does not cause problems. Campers may not play with personal items in the camp classrooms. If personal items become a distraction, they may be taken away and will be returned to the parent at the end of the day. Please be aware that MOSH will not be held responsible for lost, broken or stolen personal items. The child is solely responsible for all personal items, including money that is brought to camp.