Visitor Information


MOSH is located on the Southbank of Jacksonville’s beautiful St. Johns River next to Friendship Fountain Park.

1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

ONLINE TICKET RESERVATIONS

Tickets are available for advance reservation. Members, please log in to receive your discount. Children 2 and Under are free and do not require a ticket for admission. Other discounts (Bank of America, Museums for All, Etc.) please call (904) 396-6674 or check in at the Museum Guest Relations desk for admission.

Advance online ticket sales are strongly recommended. Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Tickets are only valid for the date and time specified. A digital confirmation and timed tickets will be emailed. Guests please bring your printed or digital ticket at your SELECTED time.

PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE MUSEUM

Tickets are also available for purchase upon arrival at the Guest Relations Front Desk in the Museum Lobby.

TICKET PRICES*

ADULTS
$17.95

STUDENTS, SENIORS (55+) & MILITARY
$14.95

CHILDREN (3-12 YRS)
$14.95

MEMBERS and CHILDREN UNDER 2
FREE

*Daily programs such as Extreme Science! shows, Florida Naturalist’s Center shows, and Bryan-Gooding Planetarium shows are available for purchase at the Front Desk.

MOSH MEMBER TICKETS

FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS:

Advanced reservations for MOSH Members are not required for admission, but presentation of your Membership card is required. Members are welcome to visit the Museum at any time during public operating hours. Thank you for your continued support!

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNTS

MUSEUMS FOR ALL
Applies to cardholder and three additional guests (4 total individuals). Present your EBT card and ID at the Front Desk to receive reduced admission at $3.00 per EBT cardholder and up to three guests for $3.00 each. (Discount does not apply to Senior, Military, Student, or Youth tickets.)

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Applies to each guest with a Boys and Girls Club card. Present card to Front Desk to receive reduced admission provided at $2.50 per cardholder. (Discount does not apply to Senior, Military, Student, or Youth tickets.)

BROOKS REHABILITATION, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES, UF HEALTH PROTON THERAPY INSTITUTE
Patient and accompanying group receive free admission to the Museum. Please present proof of program membership to receive the discount. See your location’s representative for access instructions. (Discount does not apply to Senior, Military, Student, or Youth tickets.)

VYSTAR MEMBERS DISCOUNT
Applies to cardholders only. Please present proof of VyStar debit/credit card/member ID to receive $5 off admission to the Museum. (Discount does not apply to Senior, Military, Student, or Youth tickets.)

CITI BANK EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROGRAM
Applies to Citi Bank employees and three additional guests (4 total individuals). Please present your Citi Bank employee ID to receive free admission to the Museum. (Discount does not apply to Senior, Military, Student, or Youth tickets.)

BANK OF AMERICA MUSEUMS ON US PROGRAM
Applies to Bank of America cardholders. Please present your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank branded physical or digital/electronic debit or credit card to the Front Desk to receive free admission during the first weekend of each month.

K9S FOR WARRIORS
Trainers and their dogs receive free admission.

RECIPROCAL MEMBERS
Applies to reciprocal museum members (ASTC and SERM). Please present your reciprocal-museum membership ID to the Front Desk to receive free admission to the Museum. The discount applies to the amount of individuals your membership covers.

SPONSORED DAYS
Occasionally MOSH has sponsored days with free admission. If you would like to be alerted about these events, sign up for our newsletter. The sign-up is located near the bottom of the page. Just fill in your email address and click SUBSCRIBE.

*Special Ticket Discounts are only available when purchasing admissions in person at the Front Desk.

Mondays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sundays: Noon – 5 p.m.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

MUSEUM GUIDELINES

  • Visitors are encouraged to wear masks at all times inside the Museum in accordance with CDC guidelines, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.  MOSH prioritizes the health and safety of all guests and staff.
  • We encourage all guests to practice social distancing and to utilize hand sanitation stations throughout the Museum.
  • Museum staff will clean and disinfect high-traffic areas on an hourly basis, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.
  • When spending time in an exhibit space, please respect social distancing guidelines.
  • Always remember to keep one Tonca length apart from other groups when moving around the Museum.
  • As recommended by the CDC, if you feel sick, please stay home.

AMENITIES

WATER FOUNTAINS

Water fountains are available on the first and second floor.

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located on the first and second floors of the building near the elevator. MOSH offers accessible restrooms, family restrooms, and changing stations.

ST. VINCENT'S HEALTHCARE FIRST AID ROOM

MOSH’s First Aid Room is located in the lobby near KidSpace. Please inquire at Guest Relations for assistance.

STROLLER RENTAL

Strollers are not currently available for COVID-19 safety.

NURSING MOTHERS

We are nursing-friendly in all public areas. Nursing mothers are also welcome to use the St. Vincent’s HealthCare First Aid Room if they desire privacy.

Monday Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Daily Program are $5.95 each
Cosmic concerts are $10 for MOSH Members and $12 for Non-Members

  • Extreme Science Show
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Creation Station  ($)
    • 2:45 p.m. – Workshop
      • Get hands-on with STEAM by designing, testing, and creating in the Creation Station. Guests will gain a skill and take home an item of their making such as wiggly bots, catapults, and more!
  • Daily Animal Shows 
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank. (Please meet on the first floor next to the large blue whale two minutes before the program begins.)
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk. (Please meet on the first floor inside the JEA Power Play exhibit by the double doors to the JEA Science Theater two minutes before the program begins.)
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
      • Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Oasis in Space
      • Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through the universe as you visit planets in search of water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.

Thursday – Friday Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Creation Station  ($)
    • 2:45 p.m. – Workshop
      • Get hands-on with STEAM by designing, testing, and creating in the Creation Station. Guests will gain a skill and take home an item of their making such as wiggly bots, catapults, and more!
  • Daily Animal Shows
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar
          Intertidal Touch Tank. (Please meet on the first floor next to the large blue whale two minutes before the program begins.)
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk. (Please meet on the first floor inside the JEA Power Play exhibit by the double doors to the JEA Science Theater two minutes before the program begins.)
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
      • Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Oasis in Space
      • Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through the universe as you visit planets in search of water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank. (Please meet on the first floor next to the large blue whale two minutes before the program begins.)
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
        • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk. (Please meet on the first floor inside the JEA Power Play exhibit by the double doors to the JEA Science Theater two minutes before the program begins.)
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 11 a.m. Earth, Moon, & Sun
      • Join an adventure in space as you learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the Moon and Sun.
    • 12 p.m. Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
      • Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 4 p.m. Tour of the Solar System
      • A live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system.
    • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert
    • 6 p.m. Cosmic Concert

Sunday Hours: Noon – 5 p.m. 

  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 2 p.m. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank. (Please meet on the first floor next to the large blue whale two minutes before the program begins.)
    • Animal Encounter
      • 1:15 p.m.  – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animal residents as you learn more about native Northeast Florida wildlife. Animal appearances may include, but are not limited to, Gopher Tortoises, Fowler Toads and Florida King Snakes. Topics vary from animal movement to wildlife conservation. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk. (Please meet on the first floor inside the JEA Power Play exhibit by the double doors to the JEA Science Theater two minutes before the program begins.)
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 1 p.m. Dynamic Earth
      • Follow a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
    • 2 p.m. Skies Over Jacksonville
      • There’s glorious spring daylight outside during this time of the day, but that’s no problem. Join us in the Planetarium to learn all about what’s out there in the dark night skies above our region of the world.
    • 3 p.m. Oasis in Space
      • Embark on a startling and beautiful voyage through the universe as you visit planets in search of water, a key ingredient for life on Earth.
    • 5 p.m. Cosmic Concert

PARKING

There are several parking options for MOSH visitors. Click HERE for a parking map.

FREE PARKING
There are three options for free parking adjacent to the Museum. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Museum’s lot, located next to the Main Street Bridge, a limited number of MOSH designated spots are also available in the lot near River City Brewing Company and parking is available under the Acosta Bridge.

PAID PARKING
Paid parking is available in the non-MOSH designated spots in the lot near River City Brewing Company. Visitors can also park in the Kings Avenue Parking Garage and take the Skyway to the San Marco stop. For details, days, and hours of operation, visit JTA’s website.

DROP-OFF AREA
To ensure safety and refrain from blocking traffic, we ask that you pull completely into the circle in front of Friendship Fountain Park to drop off or pick up passengers.

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