MOSH offers interactive, inquiry-based learning for your student in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics!

Programs have been developed for elementary- and middle-school aged students. Separate workshops will run simultaneously for ages 5-8 and 9-14, covering the same topics through age-specific curriculum. Parents may still register children that fall outside of these age ranges, but acknowledge that MOSH workshops are designed to meet standards for these age groups. Each workshop consists of two 45-minute interactive sessions, with 30 minutes of free time to explore the Museum before and after the program.

Doors Open:
Morning Sessions — 9 a.m. (program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
Afternoon Sessions — 12:30 p.m. (program runs from 1 to 3 p.m.)

Students $15 (Member Students $12); Member and Non-Member Parents $5

Virtual Programs:
Students $5 (Member Students $4)

Please Note: All guests are required to wear masks when visiting the Museum. 

  • In order to secure spots for a particular program, payment must be made before the day of the program. Once a program is sold out, no further tickets will be available for purchase online or in person. Late registration (the day of) can only be done in person, and tickets cannot be guaranteed.
  • Morning programs begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., while afternoon programs begin at 1:00 p.m.; participants arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted into the program. Refunds or credits will not be given to late or no-show groups.
  • If you have any difficulty, please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 256 or 213 for more information.

Fall 2020 Homeschool Days

September 4

Dino Discovery (Ages 5-8)

Find out where fossils are found, learn what causes fossils to form, polish your own amber fossil and more as we welcome the Museum’s newest exhibit: Dinosaurs Around the World!

Paleontology 101 (Age 9-14)

There’s more to paleontology than Jurassic Park! Discover what a paleontologist really does, learn about MOSH’s own Allosaurus fossil, and more as we welcome the Museum’s newest exhibit: Dinosaurs Around the World!

September 18

Backyard History (Ages 5-8)

Why do we consider Jacksonville to be on the First Coast? Who has lived in Jacksonville in the past? Answer these questions and more as we take a look into the fascinating history we have experienced right here in Florida!

Blast to the Past (Age 9-14)

Investigate the history of technology through the ages, learn to tell the difference between a primary and a secondary source, and discover how events in the past have shaped our world today!

September 30 – Virtual Day: Dinosaurs Around the World

Get your passport ready for a trip to Pangea, as our Educators bring you on a guided interactive tour of the Museum’s latest exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World!

October 23 

Florida Fauna (Age 5-8)

There are over 700 species of animals that call Florida home! Together with our friends in the Florida Naturalists Center, we’ll discover what is special about Florida and the animals that live here.

Invasive Species (Age 9-14)

Florida is home to many animals, but not all of them belong here! Discover the “most-unwanted” species here in Florida, learn how non-native animals impact the ecosystem, and even meet common invasive species up-close and personal!

November 4 – Virtual Day: What a Night!

Join our MOSH Planetarium Educators as they take you on a journey through the night sky, showcasing the bright stars, constellations, and other surprises that can be seen right from your backyard!

November 20

Out of the World (Age 5-8)

This program is out of this world! Experience a private show in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, learn how NASA is preparing for trips to the Moon and Mars, and learn about how our solar system is even bigger than you imagine!

Into Orbit (Age 9-14)

Get ready to explore the universe by launching rockets, navigating the constellations, and experiencing a private show in our Bryan-Gooding Planetarium!

December 2 – Virtual Day: Source-ry!

Travel back in time on a guided tour of MOSH’s Currents of Time exhibit, learning the difference between primary and secondary sources, and discovering how we can use sources and artifacts to tell the stories of our past.

December 18

Chem 101 (Age 5-8)

Learn how cool chemistry can be! Conduct your own chemical reactions in our JEA Science Theater and learn why mixing different substances can create such surprising results!

The Power of Chemistry (Age 9-14)

Be a chemist! Conduct various chemical reactions in our JEA Science Theater, learn how molecular structure can make a difference, and discover how chemistry makes the modern world work!

Spring 2021 Homeschool Days

January 6 – Virtual Day: Tour of the Solar System

Our solar system is more than just the sun and planets! Join our crew at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and take a journey through the planets, comets, asteroids and more that make up our solar system.

January 22

Physics Frenzy (Age 5-8)

Discover force and motion as we work in teams to construct a slow-moving maze, and then work to try and defy gravity during MOSH’s Egg Drop competition!

Theme Park Physics (Age 9-14)

Physics is everywhere, even in our favorite attractions! Students will do experiments to learn the laws of motion, then put those concepts to the test by designing our very own roller coasters in the classroom!

February 3 – Virtual Day: Flags over Florida

Did you know that Florida was once a British colony? Or that Florida has not always been known as “Florida?” Join our MOSH Educators as we discover the triumphs and tragedies of settling Florida’s First Coast!

February 19

3D Art & Design (Age 5-8)

How does 3D technology blend computer science and art into one? Learn all about the ways artists have made 3-dimensional art through history, and create your own 3D art to keep during our 3D tech demo!

3D Printing (Age 9-14)

How does 3D technology blend computer science and art into one? How is 3D printing used and applied in various fields? Answer these questions and more as we investigate 3D printing as well as create our own 3D printed designs to keep during our interactive 3D tech demo.

March 3 – Virtual Day: Energy: From Stars to Spinach

What is energy, and why do we need it? Follow the story of stellar energy from start to spinach, all along the way learning about energy’s interaction with every single form of plant and animal life.

March 26

Rollie Robots & Crazy Coding  (Age 5-8)

Learn all about computer science and the basics of coding with our MOSH Educators, then test out your skills programming robots for our Ozobot Race!

Robotics & Coding (Age 9-14)

How do computers work? What does Artificial Intelligence really mean? And how do we give robots instructions to perform tasks? Answer these questions and more as we complete coding challenges and work with real robots!

April 7 – Virtual Day: Toytopia!

Get ready to play! MOSH Educators will help you explore the origins of toys, how they are made, and why some have become so iconic in an interactive tour of MOSH’s newest exhibit, Toytopia!

April 23

Toytopia (Age 5-8)

What were the earliest toys like? Why are some toys more popular than other? And how to today’s toys showcase amazing engineering? Answer these questions and more as we explore MOSH’s newest exhibit, Toytopia!

Game On! (Age 9-14)

Do you think you’re a gamer? If not, you’ll be one by the end of our program! We’ll learn the science behind some of our favorite games, toys, and video games and even bring some of our favorite games to life!

May 5 – Virtual Day: Science 101

Become a scientist as you experiment in our JEA Science Theater- all from the comfort of home! Make observations, test hypotheses, and analyze data as our Education staff performs experiments chosen by YOU!

May 21

Grossology (Age 5-8)

Do NOT try this at home! We’ll dissect owl pellets, become experts in scat identification and examine all things gross!

Microbiology (Age 9-14)

Ever wondered if there’s more to you (and the world) than meets the eye? We’ll take a close look at bacteria, examine our own cells, and meet experts in the field of microbiology!