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.

SUMMER 2020

Dates:
June 1 — July 31, 2020

Camp Times:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost of Camps:
$180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members
** Camps marked with this symbol cost $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation

Participant Ages:
Completed K-8th Grade for all weeks
Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2020.

Extended Care:
Before Care: 7:30 — 9 a.m.
After Care: 3 — 5 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

KINDERGARTEN

DIGGING FOR DINOS
June 1 – June 5

From the Triassic Period to the Cretaceous, we’ll dig into the depths of dinosaur life and determine if any dinosaur descendants still walk the Earth today. Stomp and chomp your way through a week of Dinosaur fun at MOSH!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

THE SCIENCE OF ME!
June 8 – June 12

How does our body digest food? How does our heart pump our blood? Campers will learn the answer to these questions and more as we find out about the systems that keep us going and see what makes up marvelous you!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MOSH’S SCHOOL OF MAGIC
June 15 – June 19

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

THE ART OF SCIENCE
June 22 – June 26

The natural world inspires artists to make beautiful art, and sometimes looks like beautiful art itself! Campers will discover the connection between nature and art by investigating the patterns found in nature, discovering why animals have different colors, and making art inspired by nature and famous artists.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

BLOCKS ROCK!
June 29 – July 3

Do you think you’re a master builder? Use creativity to create amazing structures, work together to complete challenges, and learn new ways to use your favorite plastic bricks by teaming up with our MOSH Educators!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 5 DAYS
July 6 – July 10

Dreaming of a great summer vacation, but couldn’t get away? Look no further than MOSH staycation! See the Eiffel Tower, view the Mayan ruins, climb the Great Wall, and everything in between as we traverse the globe in five days.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MOSH 101
July 13 – July 17

Do you have what it takes to become a MOSH expert? We’ll meet the animals that call MOSH home, see experiments in the JEA Science Theater, discover the stars in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, and more in this fun-filled week of camp!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

TREES, BEES & SEAS
July 20 – July 24

Learn about the science of the world around us, from the soil beneath our feet to the air we breathe and the water we drink! Conduct experiments that reveal the secrets of the environment and discover how nature shapes our lives.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

OUT OF THIS WORLD **
July 27 – July 31

Ready, set, blastoff! Become a space explorer as we tour the galaxy in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, perform anti-gravity experiments, race rockets, and find out how to become an astronaut! Campers will conclude the week with a field trip to Kennedy Space Center.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

1ST — 2ND GRADE CAMPS

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD
June 1 – June 5

What does a Diplodocus eat? How fast can a Velociraptor run? Were there ever dinosaurs in Jacksonville? Discover the different ways dinosaurs thrived in their regions and how their diverse characteristics helped them survive. Then, use your Dino Discoveries to create a dinosaur of your own!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MINI MED SCHOOL
June 8 – June 12

Explore the inner workings of our bodies as we conduct experiments that show just what happens under our skin! We’ll learn how our bodies turn food into fuel, grow and investigate germs, construct model skeletons, and more as we learn why it’s important to make healthy choices.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MOSH’S SCHOOL OF MAGIC
June 15 – June 19

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

FULL STEAM AHEAD!
June 22 – June 26

Ever wonder how a robot works? What machines are made of? How things get built and made? Learn it all and more as MOSH campers go full STEAM ahead!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

BRICK INVENTORS
June 29 – July 3

Get ready to invent! Follow the Engineering Design Process as we create cars, buildings, mazes, and more, all out of our favorite plastic building bricks. Using only our imaginations and building bricks, we’ll see how to use these blocks in interesting ways, collect and analyze data from our creations, and make designs that no one has ever made before!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MYTHS, MONSTERS & LEGENDS
July 6 – July 10

How did ancient peoples “discover” bones of dragons and cyclops? How did ancient Greeks and Romans create constellations in the sky? Why have we told some stories for thousands of years, and what stories of today will we tell in the future? Learn the science and history behind myths, monsters and legends such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Kraken, and more!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!
July 13 – July 17

Discover what it takes to make something go boom! We’ll throw stuff to measure the trajectory of projectiles, drop and explode things from up high, and embrace the MESS at MOSH!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

SUMMER SAFARI
July 20 – July 24

Come on an animal adventure as we learn about the wild 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.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

STELLAR SCIENCE **
July 27 – July 31

Lift off! Buckle up for this planetary adventure! Tour the solar system from the Sun to Pluto, find out how NASA travels around outer space, and discover what it would take to live on another planet. Campers will conclude the week with a trip to Kennedy Space Center.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

3RD — 5TH GRADE CAMPS

FOSSIL FRENZY
June 1 – June 5

Grab a shovel, put on a helmet, and join the expedition as we explore the latest discoveries in dinosaurs and the people who find them. Learn how to map excavation sites, make a fossil cast, and figure out what makes a fossil stand the test of time. There’s more to paleontology than playing in dirt!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE **
June 8 – June 12

Medicine has changed a lot over time- and is now more exciting than ever! Make a robotic arm like a biomedical engineer, extract your own DNA like a geneticist, and stop an outbreak like an epidemiologist. With the help of MOSH staff and real medical professionals, campers will learn about the human body and explore future careers.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MOSH’S SCHOOL OF MAGIC
June 15 – June 19

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

ENGINEERING & TINKERING **
June 22 – June 26

Get ready to learn what it takes to become an Engineer! Engineering is all about thinking creatively, no matter how you do it! From exciting new technologies like 3D printing, to traditional crafts like block printing, Campers will discover new hobbies and jump right in to tinkering projects.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

ADVENTURES IN ROBOTICS **
June 29 – July 3

Get ready for a robotic adventure! Campers will get to program robots to explore a gigantic map of Mars, construct little bots of their own, and learn the basics of robot programming in an action-packed week at MOSH!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

BLAST FROM THE PAST!
July 6 – July 10

Travel back in time with MOSH to explore ancient civilizations, the history of science like telescopes and electricity, and examine if time travel will ever exist! By looking to the past, we’ll understand what may be in store for our future!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

GAME ON
July 13 – July 17

Do you think you’re a gamer? If not, you’ll be one by the end of camp! We’ll try out Virtual Reality, create our own challenging board games, and role play as characters for our own tabletop campaign. We’ll even bring some of our favorite games, like Angry Birds and Minecraft to life!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

DYNAMIC EARTH
July 20 – July 24

Does the Earth look the same as it did when dinosaurs roamed? Is the weather today the same as it was yesterday? From the seas, to the air, to the land beneath our feet, the Earth is dynamic and ever-changing. Discover all of the ways in which our changing world impacts our lives.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

SPACIN’ OUT **
July 27 – July 31

Prepare for a summer camp week that’s out of this world! Learn to prep for a trip to Mars by launching rockets, navigating the constellations, coding robots, and more, and end the week with our own mission to Kennedy Space Center!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

6TH — 8TH GRADE CAMPS

ARCHAEOLOGY
June 1 – June 5

Learn what it takes to be an Archaeologist like Indiana Jones – discover the skills, techniques, and challenges of Archaeology and learn the stories of humanity’s distant past that lie buried beneath our feet!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

DISSECTION **
June 8 – June 12

Ever wonder how something works and just decide to cut it “right in two”?  You are just who we need to attend our dissection camp!  Yes, ooey-gooey specimens will be on the table to dissect, but have you ever thought to dissect electronics?  What else haven’t you thought to dissect?  You just might be able to learn a thing or two dissecting them as well.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

MOSH’S SCHOOL OF MAGIC
June 15 – June 19

Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear. Explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts. Lead your team in a Quidditch tournament. Show off your wizardry skills at graduation!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

IT’S ELECTRIC! **
June 22 – June 26

From Nikola Tesla to Tesla cars, the way we use electricity has changed a lot over time. Work on a weeklong electricity project for our Creation Station exhibit, create your own circuits and more. Have a shocking week of camp at MOSH!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

AERONAUTICS **
June 29 – July 3

Attention future pilots and astronauts! Have you ever looked up at the sky, seen a plane fly overhead, and wondered how those giant machines can fly thousands of feet in the air for hours at a time? Then buckle up and grab a parachute as we learn how we have come to rule the skies!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

AGE OF EXPLORATION
July 6 – July 10

Join MOSH and dive deep into Humanity’s legacy of exploration and discovery. From our first steps out of Africa to the Moon, Mars, and beyond, learn all about the challenges and feats of exploration throughout history that have shaped our world.

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

IF I RAN THE MOSH
July 13 – July 17

Have you ever wondered what MOSH is like behind the scenes? Do you want to learn what it takes to run a museum? Campers will learn to host an Extreme Science Show, find out how the Planetarium works, investigate how exhibits are built, and more as we discover everything there is to know about MOSH!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

OUR PLANET
July 20 – July 24

Learn how science and the environment go hand-in-hand and conduct experiments that reveal humanity’s impact on the world around us. Discover how we can make a difference in keeping the Earth’s habitats clean and safe for all!

Cost: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

INTO THE UNIVERSE **
July 27 – July 31

Get ready to explore beyond the Galaxy’s edge! Explore the Universe by launching rockets, navigating the constellations, coding robots, and more, and end the week with our own visit to Kennedy Space Center!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members

Extended Care

Cost: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

General Information

  • Kindergarten and 6th-8th grade camps have a maximum of 15 students. All other camps have a maximum of 20 students, with the exception of “If I Ran the MOSH”, which has a maximum of 10 students.
  • There are 3 youth volunteers with kindergarten camps and 2 youth volunteers for other camps.
  • Teachers are all Florida certified either public or private school teachers
  • Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch; there is no afternoon snack
  • Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. for morning care at no charge
  • Extended care from 3  – 5 p.m. has a $10 charge per day
  • Campers go outside for recess from 12 – 12:30 p.m.

In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp, payment must be made ahead of time. Once a camp is full no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH Camp Director at 904.396.6674 x 213 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular camp. 

Refund Policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled or refunded; cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice are eligible to be rescheduled, but no refunds will be given. No credit or refunds will be given for no shows/no calls.

Extended Day PolicyCamper 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.

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. Space week includes off-site field trips (see below).

K-8th grade campers will go outside for a 30 minute supervised recess to release energy, or to perform certain science experiments but will remain indoors the majority of the day.

MOSH camp instructors are hired summer-only instructors. MOSH hires certified teachers who have undergone fingerprint screening and background checks.

For Kindergarten camps there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For all other camps, there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom.

The teacher and teen intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.

We take up to 20 children in each class.

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.

MOSH has planned for campers in grades K – 8th participating in Space Week to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

MOSH uses air-conditioned school buses for its field trips.

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.