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 2019 DISCOVERY CAMPS

Dates:
Select Dates December 20 — January 3 (12.20.19, 12.27.19, 12.30.19, 01.02.20, 01.03.20)

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

Cost of Camps:
$40 for MOSH Members / $50 for Non-Members
Special Registration for all 5 days of Winter Camp: $180 for MOSH Members / $225 for Non-Members*
*Call (904) 396-6674 ext. 213 to register for all five days

Participant Ages:
Currently enrolled in K — 5th Grade
Register your child for the grade level they are currently enrolled in.

Extended Care:
Before Care: 7:30 — 9 a.m.
After Care: 3 — 5 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: Complimentary for Winter Camp

DECEMBER 20, 2019 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

The Science of Sports

Are you an aspiring Olympian, future pro-player or overall sports fan? Learn how science can improve your skills! We’ll tackle topics like physics, nutrition, and the ways our bodies work through sports-based examples. Camp will be a slam dunk!

DECEMBER 27, 2019 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Return of 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.

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

MOSH’s Mini 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!

JANUARY 2, 2020 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

All About that Space

Prepare for a camp day that’s out of this world! We’ll tour the galaxy in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, find out how NASA travels around outer space, navigate the constellations, and discover what it would take to become an astronaut!

JANUARY 3, 2020 | 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

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!

  • 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 3:30 – 5 p.m. has a $10 charge (Regular pickup ends at 3:30 p.m.)
  • 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 3:30 — 5 p.m. (Regular pickup ends at 3:30 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.