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1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207
904.396.MOSH






ONGOING

Through September 14 – Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived tells the remarkable story of Megalodon, a 60-foot-long prehistoric shark that ruled the seas more than two million years ago. Get up close and personal as you walk into a life-sized sculpture, unearth sharks teeth in a dig pit, and learn about the shark’s history its modern-day relatives the great white and makos sharks. Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived incorporates Megalodon teeth uncovered in our very own St. Johns River and spreads the message of the importance of shark conservation. See the exhibit on display at MOSH through September 14. Learn more here.

Fridays – $5 Fridays – Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours. The Museum is open late ‘til 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)

Jacksonville Herpetological Society Monthly Meetings - On the first Sunday* of every month, the Jacksonville Herpetological Society meets in the Wells Fargo Conference Room at MOSH from 2-5 p.m. The JHS meeting usually consists of a guest speaker, a question and answer forum and a raffle. Speaker topics vary and first time guests are free to attend.



SEPTEMBER

September 5 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Laser Magic at 7 p.m., Laser Vinyl at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 9 p.m., and Led Zeppelin at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

September 6 – Boy Scout Workshop: Citizenship of the Community – SOLD OUT Discover what it takes to be a good citizen in your community. Learn the rights, duties, and obligations of citizenship, and how you can demonstrate good citizenship in your community. The workshop is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $30 per scout and $10 per adult or troop leader.

September 10 – Little Learners: Zula Patrol & Science Show – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and programs are at 10 and 11 a.m. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). In September, Little Learners will be treated to Zula Patrol in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a Science Show. We highly recommend you register in advance to guarantee your place. These programs SELL OUT! Register here.

September 17 – Homeschool Program: Family Workshop – Homeschool families will launch to new heights in understanding scientific methods and laws of motion delivered through the theme of rockets. Parents and students will separate for a portion of the program so that parents can explore how to incorporate an inquiry approach to teaching science. Programs are appropriate for elementary-aged students. However, all ages are welcome to attend. Time is included to explore the Museum. Cost is $8 per student and parent, $5 for Member students and FREE for Member parents. Doors open at 9 program starts at 10 a.m. Register Here.

September 20 – Infusing Science Into Afterschool: STEM System Building Workshop – Do you teach an afterschool program? Make sure to register for this FREE hands-on workshop designed to give you the tools you need to integrate STEM learning into your afterschool program. The day’s activities start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Infusing Science Into Afterschool is supported by the Noyce Foundation. Learn more and sign up here.

September 25 – MOSH After Dark: The Science of Cooking with Head Chef Bennett Depew of Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill – Foodies unite! We’ve all heard the phrase the art of cooking…Head to MOSH to learn the science behind preparing meals with Head Chef Bennett Depew of Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill. Chef Depew will even share some of his concoctions with attendees. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; program begins at 6:30 p.m. The Science of Cooking is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Register Here!



OCTOBER

October 1 – Seniors on the Go – Seniors will be enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of what it takes to install an exhibit. Exhibit team members will be installing MOSH’s next traveling exhibit, Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $6 per senior. Register here!

October 3 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Fright Light at 7 p.m., Laser Pop at 8 p.m., Queen at 9 p.m., and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

October 4 – Boy Scout Workshop – Citizenship of the Nation – As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. The workshop is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $30 per scout and $10 per adult or troop leader. Register here.

October 8 – Little Learners: Earth, Moon & Sun and Spooky Shapes and Colors – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and programs are at 10 and 11 a.m. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). In October, Little Learners will be treated to Earth, Moon & Sun in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a Halloween-themed program on shapes and colors. We highly recommend you register in advance to guarantee your place. These programs SELL OUT!Register here.

October 11 – Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & TreasureOdyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure brings real shipwreck treasures - and the technology used to recover it - to the Museum of Science & History! Find out what it's like to be a shipwreck explorer, the captain of a sinking ship or a pirate on the run with hands-on activities including a robotic arm to pick up treasure and a hurricane simulator to challenge the storm. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure. Join MOSH for its grand opening on October 11 for a fun-filled quest that will include swashbuckling fun for all ages. Grand opening activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 15 – Homeschool Program: Hats Off to Jacksonville & A Tour of the Solar System – Students journey through time and follow the development of Jacksonville from a cow crossing known as Cowford to a bustling tourist town, and finally to the modern city it is today in this fun and interactive program. Students will wear many hats as they become a living timeline of Jacksonville’s past. Then experience our new planetarium program, A Tour of the Solar System, a live interactive program discussing the major objects, as well as our exploration and discoveries, of our solar system. Register here.

October 16-18 – La Caroline: Jacksonville’s Rock Opera at MOSH – MOSH is excited to host La Caroline, a ground-breaking and dynamic rock opera written by Jacksonville musician and playwright Jennifer Chase with original music by John Citrone. La Caroline uncovers the lives of French and Spanish explorers, the aristocracy, and Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline in the 16th century. Colorful characters, drama and dance collide with contemporary rock music. The characters sing their stories as French and American musicians perform the music live on MOSH’s rooftop. Throughout the performance, parallels emerge between old world ideas and today’s struggles. Doors open At 7:30 p.m.; performance starts at 8:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.LaCaroline.org. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at www.themosh.org/LaCaroline.

October 18 – Brownie Badge Workshop: Bugs – Through hands-on crafts and activities and classroom discussion, scouts will learn about the little bugs that live all around us then will embark on a bug hunt to see bugs in action. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 per scout. Register here.

October 23 – MOSH After Dark: CSI Night – Do you have a passion for crime dramas? Get in on the action at this CSI-themed MOSH After Dark. Use crime scene science to investigate a mock crime and work together to crack the case. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; program begins at 6:30 p.m. CSI Night is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. The recommended age for this program is 18 and up. Register here!

October 24 – Fall Into Fun Day Camp – New this year! MOSH is holding One Day Fun Day Camps on the days DCPS students are off. Kindergarten through fifth grade campers will enjoy fall-themed activities and science experiments from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $55; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Extended care is available. Register here.

October 24 – La Caroline: Jacksonville’s Rock Opera Gala – MOSH is excited to host La Caroline, a ground-breaking and dynamic rock opera written by Jacksonville musician and playwright Jennifer Chase with original music by John Citrone. La Caroline uncovers the lives of French and Spanish explorers, the aristocracy, and Timucua Indians at Fort Caroline in the 16th century. Colorful characters, drama and dance collide with contemporary rock music. The characters sing their stories as French and American musicians perform the music live on MOSH’s rooftop. Throughout the performance, parallels emerge between old world ideas and today’s struggles. Doors open At 7:30 p.m.; performance starts at 8:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.LaCaroline.org. Tickets are $35 per person and include a post performance reception. Tickets can be purchased at www.themosh.org/LaCaroline.

October 25 – Pirate-Themed Halloween Camp-In – Ahoy mates! Don your best pirate attire for this overnight camp-in at MOSH that includes a costume contest. Explore the Museum’s traveling exhibit, ODYSSEYSs Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure, go to a Planetarium program, embark on a scavenger hunt and end the night with a movie. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Members receive a 20% discount. Register here.



NOVEMBER

November 7 – First Friday Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! Catch Retro Laser at 7 p.m., Laseropolis at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 9 p.m., and Laser X at 10 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.

November 8 – Boy Scout Workshop: Citizenship of the World – How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Scouts will learn how to be a good citizen of the world in this workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $30 per scout and $10 per adult or troop leader. Register here!

November 8 – Girl Scout Camp-In: She’s a Scientist – Girl Scouts will spend an evening meeting amazing local women who solve problems, explore ideas, improve people's lives and break stereotypes. Then, they will spend the night at MOSH. This once a year overnight experience will include hands-on activities and experiments related to STEM careers and promises to be a lot of fun! Cost is $35 per person (adult required, one chaperone for every 6 scouts required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Register here!

November 12 – Little Learners: The Little Star That Could and Ms. Blueberry – Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Doors open at 9 a.m. and The Little Star That Could is in the Planetarium at 10 and Ms. Blueberry will present a program at 11. Admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up). This program is extremely popular – please pre-register here.

November 15 – Junior Badge Workshop - Flowers – Flower Power! In this workshop girl scouts will uncover the amazing way that plants are able to multiply. In spring time we can see and smell these beautiful blooms, and now it is time to take a closer look at flowers. Our juniors will dissect a flower and examine it under a microscope, all while they learn how important they are to people. Through hands on activities your student will be having an adventure and discovering new facts about flowers. The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $12 per scout. Register here!

November 19 – Homeschool Program: Science 101 and Earth, Moon & Sun – Homeschoolers will learn the nature of the scientific world as they make observations, test hypotheses and analyze data in the educator-led program Science 101. Families will also learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the moon and sun in the Planetarium program Earth, Moon & Sun. Doors open at 9 program starts at 10 a.m. and is $5 per student and parent or FREE for Member parents. Register here!

November 20 – MOSH After Dark: Whiskey Workshop – Learn about the history of whiskey and what it takes to make this popular type of liquor. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; program begins at 6:30 p.m. The Whiskey Workshop is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Participants must be 21 and up. Register here!

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