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.
Check back soon for Winter Discovery Camp dates and themes!
New Camp Policies For Health & Safety
Please read our Summer Camp Letter to Families to learn about how Summer Discovery Camps are different this year and the steps we are taking to make camp as safe as possible.
- All camp classes have a maximum of 12 students for Kindergarten and a maximum of 15 students for 1st – 8th Grades. Campers and camp staff for each class will have limited interaction with other classes.
- Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch; there is no afternoon snack
- Campers can be dropped off as early as 8 a.m. for morning care at no charge
- Extended care is available for $20 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 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, but no refunds will be given. If no rescheduled date is available, credit will be issued and can be applied to future MOSH camps or other events. No credit will be given for no shows/no calls. Extended Day is non-refundable.
Extended Day Policy: Extended Day is available for Spring 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. Extended Day is non-refundable.
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-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.
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.
There are no field trips currently planned for Summer 2021. We hope that field trips, including our trip to Kennedy Space Center, will return for Summer 2022.
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.