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

MOSH’s top priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff. We have adapted our facility to fulfill that commitment while still providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

TIMED TICKET RESERVATIONS

Timed Ticketing is for Entry only and does not limit the duration of your visit. 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.

Our public operating hours are:

THURSDAY — FRIDAY

10 a.m. — 5 p.m

SATURDAY

10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

12 — 5 p.m.

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

*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
Reduced admission provided at $2.50 per person upon presentation of an EBT card

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

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

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.

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 the MOSH Store will be limited to encourage social distancing. We ask for patience and understanding as we adhere to these mandated limits.
  • All Museum interactives have been modified for contactless interactivity.
  • Some hands-on interactives and touchscreen experiences in the Museum may not be available for health and safety reasons.
  • Please note due to current regulations following activities are temporarily closed to protect the safety of our guests and staff: VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank and Hurricane Machine. Thank you for understanding.

AMENITIES

WATER FOUNTAINS

Water fountains are currently turned off as a COVID-19 safety precaution.

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.

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

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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. Dynamic Earth
      • This lifegiving planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. It’s especially obvious in Spring. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.

Saturday Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 12:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
    • 2:45 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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. Dynamic Earth
      • This lifegiving planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. It’s especially obvious in Spring. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.

Sunday Hours: Noon – 5 p.m. 

  • Extreme Science Show ($)
    • 2:30 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Discover the cause of explosions, shocks and other fun experiments in this interactive Science Show.
  • Daily Animal Shows ($)
    • 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.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs ($)
    • 1 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. Dynamic Earth
      • This lifegiving planet we find ourselves on bourgeons with life. It’s especially obvious in Spring. Learn about the complex and highly interconnected systems that keep this dynamic planet thriving.

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

PARKING ALERT – MAY 2021
Beginning May 14, Museum Circle will be closed eastbound between the traffic circle and Main St. Visitors wishing to park in the Museum’s eastside parking lot may access it through Riverplace Blvd. or Main St. Visitors arriving from San Marco Blvd or I-95 may bypass the street closure by using Mary St.

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.