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.

Upcoming 2022 MOSH After Dark Programs

June 23 | 6 - 8:30 P.M.
Vivid Vessels - A Painted Pair of Glassware

Painting on glass? It’s a gas! Learn how to hand paint your very own cheers-worthy pair of glasses. Join local artist Pixie Larizza of Pixieglas and discover the step-by-step process for creating original functional works of art.

Journey through the Museum’s newest traveling exhibition Dinosaur Explorer to find inspiration from the wild and wonderous creatures for your own custom designs. Experiment with a spectrum of colors and let your creative spirit soar as you dip, brush and blend! All art materials provided including a selection of champagne flutes, wine, and beer glasses.

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

$27 for Members | $30 for Non-members

Admission includes 2 complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

This event is 21+.

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Past 2022 MOSH After Dark Programs

March 24 | 6 - 8:30 P.M.
Catch the Light

Shine, beam, repeat! Get to know the art of catching light with local artist Sparkle Sundream. Journey through the traveling exhibition Playing with Light and experiment with prisms, color spectrums and optics in your very own Light Lab. Spark your curiosity as you discover the nature of light and harness this energy into creating a dazzling suncatcher of your very own. All materials and tools you need to bring your vision to life will be provided.

Past 2021 MOSH After Dark Programs

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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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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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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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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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!

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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.