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 2019 DISCOVERY CAMPS

Dates:
June 3 — August 2, 2019 (Mini-Session week of July 4th)

Camp Times:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost of Camps:
$180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members
Some of the camps cost $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation. The increased cost will be indicated in the individual camp descriptions.

Participant Ages:
Completed K-8th Grade (6th-8th grade camps are June 24 — 28, July 8 — 12, and July 22 — 26 ONLY)
Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2019.

Extended Care:
Before Care: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
After Care: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.

KINDERGARTEN

June 3 — June 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dino-Mite!

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.

June 10 — June 14, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marvelous Me!

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.

June 17 — June 21, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Under the Sea

Dive right in to Summer Camp at MOSH! Learn about the animals that live in the waters around Florida and all around the world during our week of underwater adventures. We’ll make sea creature crafts, experiment with water, and even learn how we study the animals of the ocean.

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

Extended Care

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

June 24 — June 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mad Science 101

Our JEA Science Theater is your laboratory! Conduct chemical reactions and perform exploding experiments! Mix concoctions and find out why and how they work! Unleash your inner mad scientist as we create all sorts of things together and combine all branches of science!

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

Extended Care

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

July 1 — July 3, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crazy Colors and Perfect Patterns

What does art have to do with science and math? Everything! From learning about color theory, to making tessellations, we’ll discover how artists have used science and math to make art throughout the centuries.

Cost: This 3-Day camp has a reduced price: $120 for members/$150 for non-members

Extended Care

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

July 8 — July 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

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.

July 15 — July 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Storybook Science

Could the big, bad, wolf really blow down a house with just air? Is Oobleck a solid or a liquid? What soil is best to grow a beanstalk? With help from friends like Clifford, Curious George, and the Lorax, campers will use science to investigate their favorite fairy tales and stories.

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

Extended Care

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

July 22 — July 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brick Builders

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.

July 29 — August 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Space Cadets

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
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

1ST — 2ND GRADE CAMPS

June 3 — June 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dino Discovery

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.

June 10 — June 14, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Human Body Machine

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.

June 17 — June 21, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Incredible Insects

Discover a tiny world, full of amazing creatures- the world of bugs! Build your own bug habitat, capture and observe real life bugs, and perhaps become a bug yourself as we learn about the insects around us and how they interact with humans.

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

Extended Care

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

June 24 — June 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jr. Inventors

Do you have the next BIG idea? See what it takes to make your idea a reality. Learn about gadgets and gizmos through the years and explore the science behind some of our favorite products.  Then showcase your ingenious inventions on Friday in MOSH’s very own Discovery Camp Shark Tank event!

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

Extended Care

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

July 1 — July 3, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Nature of Art

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 like John James Audubon.

Cost: This 3-Day camp has a reduced price: $120 for members/$150 for non-members

Extended Care

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

July 8 — July 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

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.

July 15 — July 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pirates Only

Ahoy, Mateys! Create secret maps to hidden treasures, construct our own pirate ship, and learn everything there is to know about pirates at MOSH! It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for a week of crafts and experiments.

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

Extended Care

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

July 22 — July 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brick Engineers

Get ready to build! 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.

July 29 — August 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Amazing Astronauts

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
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

3RD — 5TH GRADE CAMPS

June 3 — June 7, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fossil Frenzy

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.

June 10 — June 14, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Future of Medicine

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

Extended Care

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

June 17 — June 21, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marine Biology

How do we test water quality? What’s the best way to study animals underwater? How can we protect marine life? Campers will answer these questions and more through a week of experiments, dissections, and investigations of our own St. Johns River!

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

June 24 — June 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blast from the Past

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.

July 1 — July 3, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Science of Art

From Jackson Pollack to Theo Jansen, artists have used science to bring their creations to life for centuries! MOSH campers will learn how famous artists use different kinds of science in their art while using science to make creations of their own.

Cost: This 3-Day camp has a reduced price: $120 for members/$150 for non-members

Extended Care

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

July 8 — July 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

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.

July 15 — July 19, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Game On

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.

July 22 — July 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH Makers

Get ready to learn what it takes to become a Maker! The Maker Movement is all about thinking creatively, no matter how you do it! From exciting new technology like 3D printing, to traditional crafts like block printing, campers will discover new hobbies and jump right in to this exciting new movement.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

July 29 — August 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mission to Mars

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
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

6TH — 8TH GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPS

June 24 — June 28, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If I Ran the MOSH

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! Registration for this camp will be limited to 10 campers.

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

Extended Care

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

July 8 — July 12, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MOSH’s School of Magic

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.

July 22 — July 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Movers & Makers

Calling all Makers! Do you like to tinker and create new things? Try new technologies like 3D print pens, learn about circuitry and robotics, and get hands on with traditional “making” methods like sewing as we join the Maker Movement together.

Cost: $205 for MOSH Members / $250 for Non-Members
Cost for this camp is $25 higher for additional supplies and/or field trip transportation.

Extended Care

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

  • Kindergarten 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 p.m. – 5 p.m. has a $10 charge
  • Campers go outside for recess from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Campers have museum time during the week; they will also see science and planetarium shows

Participant Ages: Completed K-8th Grade
Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2019.

Camp Times: 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Cost of Camp: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members
Unless otherwise noted

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

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-5th 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.