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, technology and history with hands-on workshops and programming that includes enlightening conversations, Museum exploration, food and drinks.
Presented 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.
Upcoming 2019 MOSH After Dark Programs
November 21 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Find Relief Through Printmaking
Did you know printmaking has been around for thousands of years? Join local teaching artists from the Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation and explore the creative processes behind this dynamic art form. Get your hands dirty and create your own original prints using both traditional and contemporary techniques. You’ll also get a chance to explore the museum after-hours!
The doors will open at 6 p.m. Guests are invited to mingle and grab light refreshments. The program will begin at 6:30 pm.
$20 for Members | $25 for non-members
Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks.
This event is 21+
Members, please note that your 20% will apply at check-out. Please ensure that you have logged onto the website using the information exactly as it appears on your membership (name, email, address, etc.) in order for your discount to apply.
Past 2019 MOSH After Dark Programs
January 31 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Urban Gardening and Composting
You reap what you sow. Unearth the science of growing your own urban garden! Discover how to create miracle soil from everyday food waste with Apple Rabbit Compost and the Man in Overalls! Guests will learn tricks for nurturing their own gardens and take home a starter composting kit. Experience MOSH’s newest traveling exhibition Backyard Adventures and explore the food cycle from farm to table to compost!
February 28 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Kombucha Workshop with Moonbooch
Many of us are familiar with the science behind brewing, but what about kombucha? Moonbooch will lead us on an exploration of the processes and health benefits of this biotic beverage! Excite your palate through a tasting of the fermented tea known as kombucha! Guests will also have a chance to experience MOSH’s current traveling exhibition, Backyard Adventures, which highlights the many ways humans and animals interact with nature.
March 28 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Bitters & Botanicals with Dr. Reinhard’s Bitters
What do you dole out in drops and dashes? Bitters! Join mixologist Austin Reinhard for a sensory exploration of the herbs, roots, fruits, and leaves used to infuse bitters. With just a few drops, you can elevate the flavor profile of your drink or create a whole new aroma. Guests will get the chance to try their hand at creating their own bitters recipe and leave with a recipe cocktail card to experiment with at home. This program includes a tour of MOSH’s current traveling exhibition Backyard Adventures.
April 25 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Jazz in Jax: A Tale of Musical Milestones
Around the same time Harlem, New York City was becoming recognized for its bustling jazz scene, Jacksonville too took on a new identity later dubbed the “Harlem of the South”. Join TRAD Music Preservation Society on a guided exploration of the sounds and rhythms attributed to the historic Jazz Age. The evening will open with a remark on what the city of Jacksonville’s cultural landscape was like during the first half of the 20th Century. Take a trip back in time as you learn how jazz influenced the city’s musical roots and how it’s influence still resonates today on the MOSH Rooftop!
May 30 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Dinosaurs by Design
Did you know that dinosaurs may not have looked like the ones from Jurassic Park? Discover how the appearances of dinosaurs have changed over time with MOSH’s curator. Join Element’s Board Member Devon Schlegel from Indigo Art Therapy in an art exercise to create your dino design based on the most recent research of these mysterious creatures. Also, you will get a chance to explore MOSH’s current traveling exhibition, Expedition: Dinosaur!
June 27 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Moon Landing: Looking Back 50 Years Ago
Encounter nostalgia from the 1960s as we relive the moon landing with Dr. Mike Reynolds, Prof. of Astronomy and U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau presenter for Apollo 11! Then experience live demos in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium intended to explore both the origin of the moon and the many lunar mysteries researchers are still trying to solve today.
July 25 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Buzz About Honey with Bee Friends Farm
What makes honey in Florida unique? Join Bee Friends Farm and explore different characteristics of honey, from how it’s collected to the variations of color and taste. Learn why bees are important to the grand circle of life and how you can help BEEyond hosting a hive in your own backyard!
August 29 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Painting Traditions with Dima Kroma
Ever wonder how artists translate the objects of a still life into a painting? Join local fine artist Dima Kroma as she demonstrates how to make objects come to life using perspective, lighting and color. Learn the step-by-step process of painting a picture that will add color and culture to your home. You’ll also get a chance view her artwork on exhibit in the MOSH Lobby!
September 26 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Craft Beer 101 with Alewife Bottle Shop
Join Alewife Bottleshop and learn about the craft beer basics from ingredients to brewing process, flavor vocabulary to style parameters. Explore your senses as you taste distinct differences between each beer with Certified Cicerone Kelly Pickard. You’ll learn how to articulate your new skills and navigate the growing community of craft beer listings around town!
October 17 | 6 - 9 P.M.
Digging Into Gems & Geoscience
Learn the folklore and science behind the monthly birthstones with Underwood’s Jewelers! Certified Gemologist Appraiser will guide you through a gemstone’s journey from the mines to its polished form. You’ll also get a chance to see up close examples of these birthstones. Unearth what the future holds for these precious stones!