Fun Museum programs for adults 21 and up!

Experience the wonders of a Museum after-hours! MOSH After Dark presents the latest topics in science, history and art with hands-on workshops and programming that includes enlightening conversations, Museum exploration, food and drinks.

The program series is produced by The Elements of MOSH, a dynamic network of young supporters who advocate for the Museum and all that it has to offer through networking and community engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon visiting the Museum, you will see changes and new safety protocols. These changes include but are not limited to:

  • Please maintain social distancing.
  • All guests are required to wear masks when visiting the Museum. If you do not have a mask, you can purchase a single-use mask for $1 at the Museum Front Desk.
  • To find out more about the Museum’s reopening policies, please check out our Visitor Information Page.

Upcoming 2021 MOSH After Dark Programs

June 24 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Tied Up in Textiles Workshop with Knotted Vines

It’s time to get Knotty! Gather together for a knot-tying adventure with Knotted Vines! Learn the ancient artwork of macramé and create your own mini fiber art. This workshop includes all the supplies you need to produce your own keychain and tassel knot keepsake. Perfect for craft lovers and craft virgins alike!

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership.

July 22 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Reverse Spirit Infusion with Camp Craft Cocktails

Play on your senses and deconstruct a popular cocktail with Camp Craft Cocktails! Learn how different ingredients can shift the flavor profile of a classic drink. Sample different types of infused spirits to test your detective skills and determine if it’s dry vs sweet or citrus vs botanical. Take home your own Camp Craft Cocktails jar to experiment with at home. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% discount will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership.

August 26 | 6 - 8 P.M.
The Nose Knows: Candle Making with Wick: A Candle Bar

Did you know certain scents can remind you of old memories once thought forgotten? Explore your sense of smell with Wick: A Candle Bar and create your own blended candle.  Flex your nose muscles in a game that will expose the way our brains process scent. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% discount will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership. 

September 23 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Impressions of the Body: Figure Drawing Workshop

Throughout history, humans are depicted in paintings and drawings alike in various artistic styles. To create true works of art, artists need to understand the human body through line, shape and form. The valuable technique of figure drawing was perfected by Leonardo Da Vinci, a true Renaissance Man of the time! Try your own hand at sketching live model in a workshop led by local artist William McMahan. Explore how artists of the past captured the human form and end the night exploring MOSH’s exhibition, The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% discount will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership. 

October 28 | 6 - 8 P.M.
The Craft of Comedy

Did you know the art of comedy was reshaped during the Italian Renaissance in the time of Da Vinci? Learn what it takes to make people laugh with Jacksonville-based stand-up comedians Mike Freed, Jenn Weeks and Bob Lauver. Try it out for yourself by crafting a joke with your group for the comedians to act out. See who will walk away with the loudest laughs in the room.  End the evening exploring the other ways the Renaissance has shaped modern technology in MOSH’s traveling exhibit, The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics.  

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% discount will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership.

Learn more about the Jacksonville-based stand-up comedians below:

Mike Freed 

Mike Freed is a clean observational comic who counts as his influences Demetri Martin, Steven Wright, Mitch Hedberg and Jerry Seinfeld.  He performs regularly at the Comedy Zone in Jacksonville, Florida and at other clubs and venues nationally.  Mike is a Jacksonville transplant from Washington D.C.  He is a father of five who became a comedian after rising to a level of success as both an attorney and an ultra-marathoner – mostly running to raise money for charity.  In other words, Mike has a short attention span. His material is largely self-deprecating and draws on the trials and tribulations of being a little bald guy in a big person world and his role as a father, husband, lawyer and a runner.  Mike’s material is fresh, regularly updated, sometimes intellectual and sometimes stupid, but always clever.  His comedy sets are fast-paced, provocative and engaging.  So, they are nothing like this biography. 

Bob Lauver 

After seeing a lot of the world in the U.S. Navy, Bob Lauver found a career in the hospitality industry including owning a country night club/restaurant.  All these things led him to a comedy stage with plenty to talk about.  He is a regular performer at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, like Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Steve-O, John Witherspoon, Bill Bellamy, and many, many more.  Making people laugh is what he was meant to do.  

A true professional that can entertain everyone from an all ages crowd to a late-night club crowd. He has memorable bits that stay with people and cause laughter long after the show has ended. From stand up to developing a web-based series on his life experiences, Bob stays very busy. Don’t miss him when he comes to your town.

Jenn Weeks 

Jenn Weeks is a Florida based comedian/actor/singer. She has performed in numerous comedy shows and clubs, as well as opening for several national, touring comedians, including Bruce Bruce, Mitch Fatel, Pablo Francisco, the late John Witherspoon, Ron Funches, Deon Cole and many more. She is a radio personality on Chris Epps Presents Radio Show (Atlanta). In addition to comedy, she has graced the stage and performed in several theatre productions. Jenn is the official host of the LOL JAX Film Festival and creator of Comedy Cookout Jax. Her high energy, relatable material and stage presence pulls the audience in. Whether it’s corporate or private events, churches or comedy clubs, Jenn is sure to leave a lasting laughable impression

November 18 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Stained Glass Creations

Colored glass, colored light with Tinted Love Glass! Stained glass illuminates a wide spectrum of colors and patterns. Connect with your inner artist and tinkerer as you explore the various techniques involved in creating a stained-glass masterpiece, from design aesthetics to soldering. Spark your curiosity with artwork and inventions by a true Renaissance Man as you walk through MOSH’s traveling exhibit, The Da Vinci Machines & Robotics.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

$24 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

Members, please note that your 20% discount will apply at check-out after you have verified your Membership. 

Past MOSH After Dark Programs

May 27 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Tip-Sea Turtles - Painting Workshop

Dive into the deep blue shades of the sea and the marine life that inhabits it in a step-by-step painting workshop perfect for beginners or advanced swimmers. Find inspiration for your very own underwater canvas on an exclusive guided-tour of our core exhibit, Atlantic Tails. It’s going to be turtle-y awesome!

April 22 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Kava Kava! with Wildcrafters

What exactly is kava? Explore the origins of this unique beverage and its variety of uses with Wildcrafters, Jacksonville’s only tea, kava and booze free bar! Join Wildcrafters owner, Yhang Quintero in exploring all the elements of kava from plant to cup. Learn to craft the perfect kava cocktail that fits your taste buds to the tea!


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March 25 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Candy Engineering with Sweet Pete’s Candy

How does a candy maker get the perfect swirl of colors in every lollipop? See up close the techniques in creating old-fashioned candy with Sweet Pete’s Candy! Guests will have the opportunity to spin and pull a lollipop or two to take home. End the night walking down memory lane in MOSH’s traveling exhibition, Toytopia, and see if you can spot a favorite childhood toy.


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February 25 | 6 - 8 P.M.
Made in Space - Future of Traveling to Infinity and Beyond!

It’s a new era for space flight, but how far are we really from making space a new home? Made In Space, a leading space manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, will show you the way! Made In Space is pioneering in-space manufacturing technologies with the use of their space-optimized tools and materials, robotic assembly, and multiple manufacturing capabilities to build structures in microgravity. Learn from the local experts about the innovative technology that will change the game for the future of space travel.


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January 21 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Sensory Lab with Bacardi

Ever wish you could have a do-over on your science fair project? You’re invited to enter a world of discovery. Come run away with us and join the Bacardi Sensory Lab for a tasting room experience on the MOSH Rooftop! The Bacardi Team will be your guide as you experiment with spirits to test hypotheses and explore how and why cocktails appeal to our senses. Walk away with newfound knowledge to help you create the perfect cocktail!


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