Accessibility

  • The Museum exhibition spaces can be overstimulating during busy hours generally between 10 AM – 1 PM. We recommend visiting during MOSHHHH Hours each Wednesday from 2 – 5 PM. Throughout the Museum, lighting and sound will be modified to accommodate visitors with sensory processing considerations.
    • If you are unable to visit during MOSHHHH Hours, we recommend visiting after 1 PM You can also contact the Education department at 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 213, or email education@themosh.org to confirm how many school groups and group tours are scheduled for a particular day.
  • Family Sensory Nights are also offered every third Friday from 6 – 8 PM. 
  • The St. Vincent’s HealthCare First Aid Room on the first floor is available as a cool down room. Depending on scheduling, spaces may be available in other areas of the Museum. Please let a staff member know your requirements and we will work with you to provide a quiet location.
  • Weighted wraps, noise-reducing headphones, and grips are available for free checkout at Guest Services on a first come, first served basis.
  • A sensory map of the Museum is available for download here. The map provides information about the layout of the Museum and indicates areas that are quieter as well as those that may be sensory-heavy. Please email accessibility@themosh.org to inquire about the sensory map.
  • A social narrative is available for download. Please email accessibility@themosh.org and we can create a customized version to suit particular needs or interests, or to include the individual’s name.
  • Wheelchairs are available for complimentary rental on a first come, first served basis from Guest Relations.
  • All public areas in the Museum are maintained with a wheelchair accessible pathway that meets or exceeds ADA guidelines.
  • Wheelchair accessible spaces are available for programs. There are six spaces available in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and four in the JEA Science Theater. If your group could benefit from extra time to settle in before the program starts, please let our staff know. We would be glad to assist.
  • The main restrooms on the first and second floors have a wheelchair accessible stall in each of the men and women’s restrooms.
  • The gender-neutral bathroom on the first floor is wheelchair accessible.
  • The classroom hallway bathroom on the first floor is wheelchair accessible
  • Adaptive grips are available upon request for writing activities, and other education programs.
  • ASL Interpreters are available for programs with two weeks’ notice. Contact us at accessibility@themosh.org to schedule your visit.
  • Audio Tours of of Atlantic Tails, the Florida Naturalist’s Center, JEA PowerPlay, and the Allosaurus are available here.
  • Raised versions of sky maps are available for free checkout at Guest Services on a first come, first served basis.
  • Outreach programs such as Science on the Go can be adapted to the needs of your group upon request. For example, programs can be altered to accommodate non-verbal students through the use of flash cards. 
  • Adaptive hands-on Animal Encounters, a special “touch and learn” tour of Currents of Time, and Extreme Science Shows are available upon request.  
  • To schedule an adapted program for your fieldtrip or outreach, please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226, or email education@themosh.org to schedule your program.

MOSH is committed to constantly improving our accessibility. If there is a way we can improve your experience, please contact us at accessibility@themosh.org.

ANNOUNCEMENT: MOSH will be closing at 4PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2024