Jacksonville is and has been home to many creative people. The thinkers, makers and do-it-yourselfers who live here are essential in making the city what it is today, and will help shape Jacksonville’s future for years to come. MOSH celebrates the Bold City’s spirit of innovation and artistic expression by letting YOU be a maker in the Creation Station, a space for hands-on activities and experiential learning in the sciences, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Whether you want to make a paper airplane, a digital 3-D model of one, or anything in-between, the Creation Station is the place to get your gears turning on your next big idea!

The Creation Station is MOSH’s very first maker space. What is a maker space? A maker space is where science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics come together through different types of activities! In MOSH’s Creation Station, all the learning is done by hands-on doing. This exhibit features a daily rotation of hands-on activities such as 3D printing, paper crafting, and more. The Creation Station also features examples of inventions and tools from MOSH’s collections and information on makers from Jacksonville’s past, including songwriter Charlie “Hoss” Singleton, choreographer Frankie Manning, sculptor Augusta Savage, architect Henrietta Dozier, tech pioneer Don Estridge, boat designer Frank Huckins and Hollywood makeup artist William Tuttle. Famous musical acts from Jacksonville’s past and present are featured on MOSH Radio, bringing this maker space to life with the sounds of the city.

Exhibit Hours:

Mondays — Saturdays from 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sundays from 12 — 5 p.m.

Activities rotate daily and include hands-on workshops for topics such as 3-D printing, robotics, art, engineering, and much more! These free activities are always available during operating hours and are open to all museum visitors.

Maker Workshops:

Maker Workshops are specialized learning experiences that dive deeper into how to do something awesome, like making paper or building a dancing robot.

Workshops are $5 per person in addition to regular museum admission, unless otherwise noted.

Workshops are 30-40 minutes in length and are led by a MOSH Educator or Guest Maker.

Workshop tickets may be purchased online, at the museum front desk during admission, or at the Creation Station exhibit entrance. See our schedule below or ask at the museum front desk for specific dates and times.

For more information on maker workshops, please contact the MOSH Education department at (904) 396-6674 ext. 217 or education@themosh.org.

Summer 2019 Creation Station Schedule

JUNE 8 — GRAND OPENING!

Daily Activities

  • K’Nex Building
  • Robot Arm
  • Block Printing

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Bristle Bots

Make your own robot out of a toothbrush!

Get 10% off the price of admission and this workshop for Opening Weekend when you share the Facebook event. Please note that tickets must be purchased on location at MOSH for this discount to apply. Simply show the front desk staff that you shared the event to your page when you arrive at the Museum. This offer only applies June 8 and June 9.
https://www.facebook.com/events/367742690527415/

JUNE 9 — OPENING WEEKEND

Daily Activities

  • LEGO Table
  • Paper Circuits
  • Construction Instruction

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — 3D Pen Bootcamp

Learn how to draw in 3 dimensions and make your own pair of fake glasses!

Get 10% off the price of admission and this workshop for Opening Weekend when you share the Facebook event. Please note that tickets must be purchased on location at MOSH for this discount to apply. Simply show the front desk staff that you shared the event to your page when you arrive at the Museum. This offer only applies June 8 and June 9.
https://www.facebook.com/events/367742690527415/

JUNE 10 — MOSH MONDAY!

Daily Activities

  • Origami
  • Cardboard Crafts
  • TinkerCad 3D

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Lantern-Making Workshop

Build your own paper lantern to hang up at home!

JUNE 11

Daily Activities

  • Minecraft
  • Squishy Circuits
  • Die Cut Machine

JUNE 12

Daily Activities

  • Bee Bots
  • Kinetic Sand Table
  • LEGO Table

JUNE 13

Daily Activities

  • Scratch Coding
  • Magnatiles
  • Geodesic Dome Building

JUNE 14

Daily Activities

  • Pop-Up Cards
  • Ozobot Coding
  • How Slow Can You Go?

Maker Workshop @ 11 a.m. — Coding 101

Learn the essentials of coding; practice commanding robots and complete coding challenges!

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Robotic Arm Challenge

Build your own robotic arm from household materials!

JUNE 15

Daily Activities

  • Lithography
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Music Maker Jam

JUNE 16

Daily Activities

  • Catapults
  • Music Maker Jam
  • Paper Tetrahedrons

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Paper Rocket Building

Build different paper rockets and practice launching them!

JUNE 17 — MOSH MONDAY!

Daily Activities

  • VR Station (tentative)
  • LEGO Table
  • Dash & Dot Bots

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Homemade DC Motors

Build your own DC motor out of everyday materials and watch it spin!

JUNE 18

Daily Activities

  • 3D Printing Activities
  •  How Slow Can You Go?
  •  LEGO Table

JUNE 19

Daily Activities

  • Coding Games
  • Pop-Up Cards
  • Stop-Motion Station

JUNE 20

Daily Activities

  • Paper Circuits
  • Block Printing
  • Makey-Makey

JUNE 21

Daily Activities

  • Space Science
  • Bee Bots
  • Music Maker Jam

JUNE 22

Daily Activities

  • 3D Pens
  • Scratch Coding
  • Binary Bracelets

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Jewelry-Making Workshop

Make jewelry from everyday materials and walk around MOSH with style!

JUNE 23

Daily Activities

  • GoldieBlox
  • LEGO Mindstorm
  • Construction Instruction

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Tabletop Basketball

Build a tabletop basketball shooter out of everyday materials to take home!

JUNE 24 — MOSH MONDAY!

Daily Activities

  • K’Nex
  • Cardboard Crafts
  • Stop-Motion Station

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Mosaic Workshop

Make your own mosaic to keep and decorate your home with!

JUNE 25

Daily Activities

  • Die Cut Machine
  • Paper Circuits
  • LEGO Table

JUNE 26

Daily Activities

  • Force & Motion
  • MagnaTiles
  • Snap Circuits

JUNE 27

Daily Activities

  • Comic Book Art
  • Catapults
  • TinkerCad

JUNE 28

Daily Activities

  • Sensory Stations
  • Sphero Bots
  • Makey-Makey

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Paper Sculpting

Make your own sculpture out of paper and other everyday materials!

JUNE 29

Daily Activities

  • Origami
  • Making Instruments
  • Hat Crafting

Maker Workshop @ 11 a.m. — Scribble Bot Workshop

Build your own dancing bot that scoots around the table and draws a picture!

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Lantern-Making Workshop

Build your own paper lantern to hang up at home!

JUNE 30

Daily Activities

  • Geodesic Dome
  • How Slow Can You Go?
  • Minecraft

Maker Workshop @ 1 p.m. — Sphero Challenge Workshop

Use Sphero Bots to complete challenges and build an obstacle course that you can race through!