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.

When:
Third or fourth Wednesday of every month during the school year (August-May)

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.)

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

 

  • 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 2019 Homeschool Days

September 18

Race to Space (Ages 5-8)

Kick off the morning with a private show in MOSH’s Bryan Gooding Planetarium, take a guided tour of our new exhibit, Astronaut, and participate in interactive NASA challenges!

Mission: Mars (Age 9-14)

Kick off the morning with a private show in MOSH’s Bryan Gooding Planetarium, take a guided tour of our new exhibit, Astronaut, and drive Sphero robots over a map of the Martian surface.

October 16 

Chem 101 (Ages 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 structures influence the outcomes of chemical experiments, and discover how chemistry makes the modern world work.

November 20

Physics Frenzy (Ages 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!

December 18

Happening Habitats (Ages 5-8)

With our friends at the Florida Naturalist’s Center, we’ll discover why animals live in the places they do. Then, we’ll learn what we can do to better protect our planet.

Ecology (Age 9-14)

Learn how science and the environment go hand-in-hand and take an in-depth look at some of the threats our ecosystems face. Then, join our Naturalist staff to take a deep dive into the chemistry behind the food chain!

Spring 2020 Homeschool Days

January 15

3D Art & Design (Ages 5-8)

Meet a real 3D Print Artist, learn how 3D technology blends computer science and art into one, and create your own 3D art to keep during our 3D tech demo.

3D Printing (Age 9-14)

Meet a real 3D Print Artist, learn how 3D technology blends computer science and art into one, and create your own 3D print designs to keep as part of our interactive 3D tech demo.

February 19

The Human Body Machine (Ages 5-8)

Did you know that the human body is a “machine?” Learn how the body moves and functions just like a well-oiled machine through interactive lessons.

DNA Detectives (Age 9-14)

Take a guided tour of our new exhibit, Genome, extract your own DNA, build a DNA replica, and more as we discover the secrets our genetics hold.

March 25

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!

April 15

Rollie Robots & Crazy Coding (Ages 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!

May 27

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!