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

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.

Please refer to the Coronavirus Self-Checker, an interactive assessment tool from the CDC to help you decide when to seek testing or medical care if you suspect you or someone you know has contracted COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

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.

Our public operating hours are:

MONDAY

10 a.m. — 5 p.m

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
$15.95

STUDENTS, SENIORS (55+) & MILITARY
$12.95

CHILDREN (3-12 YRS)
$12.95

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
Reduced admission provided at $3.00 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

  • 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.

  • 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. – VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank in Atlantic Tails
        • Explore and learn about the sea creatures that reside in the VyStar Intertidal Touch Tank.
    • 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.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 12 p.m. Matinee Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 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. Unveiling the Invisible Universe
      • For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics.

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
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs 
    • 12 p.m. Matinee Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 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. Unveiling the Invisible Universe
      • For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics.

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.
  • Saturday Science Show
    • 2:45 p.m. – JEA Science Theater
      • Get hands-on with science during these interactive workshops. Topics rotate weekly. Guests complete challenges and earn self-made souvenirs to keep!
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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. Matinee Laser Show
      • These shows in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium combine laser lights and images with 35,000 watts of digital power!
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 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. 

  • 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 ($)
    • Invertebrate Encounters
      • 12:15 p.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.
    • 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.
  • Bryan-Gooding Planetarium Programs
    • 1 p.m. Two Small Pieces of Glass
      • Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
    • 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. Unveiling the Invisible Universe
      • For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics.
      • 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.