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

As our top priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff, we have adapted our visitor experience to fulfill that commitment while still providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone at the Museum. With this in mind, we have made modifications to our operation in alignment with guidelines and requirements set by government and public health agencies.

TIMED TICKET RESERVATIONS

We are limiting the number of guests each day to maintain appropriate social distancing. Ticket sales and member reservations are online only and are required for all guests. All guests must purchase tickets, or make a member reservation, in advance. Members and guests may reserve timed tickets in the following designated times.

*To purchase tickets with a special discount, please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 210


The Museum is closed to the public Monday — Wednesday.
Our public operating hours are:

THURSDAY — FRIDAY

10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Timed ticketing every half hour

SATURDAY

10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Timed ticketing every half hour

SUNDAY

12 — 5 p.m.
Timed ticketing every half hour

GET TICKETS!

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.

TICKET PRICES*

ADULTS
$15

STUDENTS, SENIORS (55+) & MILITARY
$12

CHILDREN (3-12 YRS)
$12

MEMBERS and CHILDREN UNDER 2
FREE

*General admission does not currently include a Planetarium show. Planetarium shows must be purchased separately at the front desk.

MOSH MEMBER TICKETS

FOR MUSEUM MEMBER RESERVATIONS ONLY:

If you are a Member, advance reservations to visit the Museum may be made via email Monday through Friday during regular business hours by sending an email to: membership@themosh.org.

Be sure to include:

  • Your full name
  • Time and date you wish to visit
  • The number of adults and youth in your party

A confirmation of your reservation will be sent back to you prior to close of business. Reservations are encouraged, but not required for Members.

Note: Regardless of whether you make a reservation in advance, you must present your membership card upon your arrival to MOSH.

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNTS

MUSEUMS FOR ALL
Reduced admission of $2.50 per person upon presentation of an EBT card

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB DISCOUNT
Reduced admission of $2.50 per person upon presentation of Boys & Girls Club card.

BROOKS REHAB, RONALD MCDONALD, UF PROTON THERAPY
Patient and accompanying group receive free admission to the Museum. See your location’s representative for access instructions.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS
Volunteer groups at MOSH receive free admission day of, or a pass to return on a date different from their volunteering day.

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.

*To purchase tickets with a special discount, please call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 210

MUSEUM GUIDELINES

  • All guests are required to wear masks when visiting the Museum. If you do not have a mask, you can purchase a single-use mask for $1 at the Museum.
    • Children ages 6+ must wear a mask. Children under the age of 6 are not required to wear a mask.
  • 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.

MUSEUM EXPERIENCES

  • Capacity in exhibit spaces, Florida Naturalist’s Center and Museum Store will be limited to encourage social distancing. We ask for patience and understanding as we adhere to these mandated limits. The Florida Naturalist’s Center is limited to 10 guests at a time. Only one family will be allowed to use the elevator at a time.
  • Please follow the designated path throughout the Museum and respect all directional signage.
  • Stylus pens are provided during your Museum visit for use on touchscreens and buttons around the Museum. We ask that you return these pens upon your departure from the Museum.
  • Some hands-on interactives and touchscreen experiences in the Museum may not be available for health and safety reasons.
  • Please note due to the current regulations the following activities, exhibits, spaces and programs are temporarily closed to protect the safety of our guests and staff: VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank, Invertebrate Encounters, Extreme Science Shows, Wells Fargo Community Conference Room, Kidspace, Hurricane Machine and Coin Press. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to returning to regular operations.

AMENITIES

WATER FOUNTAINS

Water fountains are located near the elevators on the first floor, and are wheelchair accessible.

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 available for rental on a first come, first served basis from Guest Relations. Stroller rental is $2.

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.

Thursdays

  • 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 ($)
    • 10:30 a.m. Hop, Walk, Slither – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist ans some of MOSH’s animal residents as you explore the different ways animals move.
    • 1:30 p.m. Skin & Scales – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animals to learn about the difference between skin and scales.
    • 3:30 p.m. Urban Wild – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s resident urban animals to learn how wildlife can thrive or fail in an urban setting and discover the small daily differences you can make to improve their habitat.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 11 a.m. Zula Patrol
      • While on a routine fossil hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol discover that someone’s been dumping trash in Earth’s prehistoric past! On their mission to catch the culprit, they learn all about the formation and development of Earth and its inhabitants.
    • 2 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon & Sun
      • 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.

Fridays

  • 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 ($)
    • 10:30 a.m. Hop, Walk, Slither – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist ans some of MOSH’s animal residents as you explore the different ways animals move.
    • 1:30 p.m. Skin & Scales – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animals to learn about the difference between skin and scales.
    • 3:30 p.m. Urban Wild – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s resident urban animals to learn how wildlife can thrive or fail in an urban setting and discover the small daily differences you can make to improve their habitat.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 11 a.m. Zula Patrol
      • While on a routine fossil hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol discover that someone’s been dumping trash in Earth’s prehistoric past! On their mission to catch the culprit, they learn all about the formation and development of Earth and its inhabitants.
    • 2 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon & Sun
      • 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.

Saturdays

  • Extreme Science Show
    • 12:30 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • 10:30 a.m. Hop, Walk, Slither – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist ans some of MOSH’s animal residents as you explore the different ways animals move.
    • 1:30 p.m. Skin & Scales – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s animals to learn about the difference between skin and scales.
    • 3:30 p.m. Urban Wild – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s resident urban animals to learn how wildlife can thrive or fail in an urban setting and discover the small daily differences you can make to improve their habitat.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 11 a.m. Zula Patrol
      • While on a routine fossil hunting expedition, the Zula Patrol discover that someone’s been dumping trash in Earth’s prehistoric past! On their mission to catch the culprit, they learn all about the formation and development of Earth and its inhabitants.
    • 2 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon & Sun
      • 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.

Sundays

  • Extreme Science Show
    • 2:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • 12:30 a.m. Hop, Walk, Slither – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist ans some of MOSH’s animal residents as you explore the different ways animals move.
    • 3:30 p.m. Urban Wild – JEA Science Theater
      • Join a Naturalist and some of MOSH’s resident urban animals to learn how wildlife can thrive or fail in an urban setting and discover the small daily differences you can make to improve their habitat.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 1 p.m. Sunstruck
      • Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
    • 4 p.m. Earth, Moon & Sun
      • 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.

MUSEUM EVENTS & RENTALS

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the related precautionary measures recommended by government and public health agencies. With this in mind, every event is subject to change in response to city, state and public health guidelines as we navigate this “new normal.”

For a list of upcoming events, view our Calendar of Events. For more specific information or if you have any questions, you can email Events@themosh.org or call 904.396.MOSH (6674), ext. 240.

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.