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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.

Through August 31 – Uncovering the Past: New Archaeological Discoveries of Northeast Florida – MOSH is proud to present this new exhibit in partnership with the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation. The fields of archaeology, history, science and land preservation merge to reveal a comprehensive look at Native American life both before and after European contact in what archaeologists call the St. Mary’s Region. View artifacts never before displayed to the public, learn how archaeologists use science in the field and the lab, and get to know some of Northeast Florida’s beautiful city, state and national parks and the important role they play in preserving our native history. Uncovering the Past, curated by Keith H. Ashley, Ph.D., a University of North Florida archaeologist, features artwork by Theodore Morris and archaeological materials and artifacts from MOSH, National Park Service and University of North Florida. 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.



JULY

July 4 – $4 Fourth of July – In celebration of Independence Day, MOSH is offering $4 admission on Friday, July 4*. Programs in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium will also offered at a special rate of $4. Check out MOSH's summer exhibit Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, get up close and personal with native critters in the Florida Naturalist's Center, and journey to the edge of the universe in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. A trip to MOSH is a great family activity leading up to the City of Jacksonville's fireworks celebration. Please note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.

July 4 – 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 Spirit (Patriotic) at 6 and 7 p.m. and Beatles at 8 p.m. Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses. Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door. *Please note: There will not be a 9 and 10 p.m. show due to the City fireworks.

July 9 – Little Learners: The Little Start That Could & My Gym – 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 July, Little Learners will be treated to The Little Star That Could in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and a visit from My Gym who will help Little Learners practice their tumbling skills. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) for details. Register here.

July 12 – Tonca's 48th Birthday – Join the fun as Emmet, one of MOSH’s gopher tortoises, hosts a 48th birthday bash for Tonca, our beloved alligator snapping turtle. Party activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include party games, animal encounters and sweet treats courtesy of Luli’s Cupcakes. Don’t miss Tonca’s annual weigh-in and check-up. This is the only day of the year Tonca is taken out of his pond for the public to see up close and personal. Party guests will receive 10% off any MOSH Birthday Party package booked that day and MOSH Members will receive a special favor in honor of Tonca’s big day. (Please note: Tonca is scheduled to be taken out of the pond at 2:30 p.m. and is only out of the pond for about 15 minutes.)

July 18 – Sid the Science Kid: Members Only Event – Popular PBS Character Sid the Science Kid will be at MOSH for a special program exclusively for MOSH Members that will include science programs in the JEA Science Theater and an astronomy program in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. The evening will also include plenty of photo ops and a pizza dinner. MOSH Member price is $5 per person. The event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Register here. SOLD OUT!

July 19 – Sid the Science Kid – Join MOSH and WJCT for a special visit with popular PBS character Sid the Science Kid from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sid the Science Kid is an award-winning educational animated television series that uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. The series is produced by The Jim Henson Company for PBS KIDS®. Included with Museum admission. Free for MOSH Members or WJCT Kids Club Members (with one paid adult; present WJCT Kids Club Member Card at front desk).

July 19 – Snoozing with Sharks Camp-In – Spend the night at MOSH and get exclusive after-hours access to MOSH’s summer exhibit, Megaladon: The Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast, time to explore the Museum, rooftop access, a science show, a shark-themed craft and a Planetarium program. Members receive a 20% discount. Register Here! SOLD OUT!

July 31 – MOSH After Dark: First Coast Sharks – This special edition of MOSH After Dark will feature UNF shark researcher Dr. James Gelsleichter for a discussion on the sharks that swim in First Coast waterways. Participants will also get to check out the Museum’s summer exhibit, Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Cost is $5; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; programs begins at 6:30 p.m. First Coast Sharks is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Register here.



AUGUST

August 1 – 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 Mania at 7 p.m., Retro Laser at 8 p.m., Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here at 9 p.m., and Hypnotica 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. * Please note: Cosmic Concerts have changed from every Friday night to only the first Friday of each month.

August 9 – Lego® Camp-In – Calling all LEGO® fans! Gather your bricks and head over to MOSH for an after-hours build-a-thon. Campers will freestyle build, watch a movie and will have free time to explore the Museum. Cost is $35 per person (adult required) and includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. Members receive a 20% discount. Register Here.

August 13 – Little Learners: Sesame Street’s One World, One Sky and Greet a Gator – 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 August, Little Learners will be treated to Sesame Street’s One World, One Sky in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and will learn about the baby alligators that live in the Florida Naturalist’s Center. Register online at www.themosh.org. Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. From 9 to 11 a.m. admission is only $5 per person (ages 3 & up) and includes programs at 10 and 11 a.m. In August, Little Learners will be treated to Sesame Street’s One World, One Sky in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium and will meet baby alligators. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) for details. Register here.

August 28 – MOSH After Dark: Beer Workshop with Green Room Brewery & Girls Pint Out – Join the festivities at this beer workshop hosted by Green Room Brewery and Girls Pint Out. Learn everything from home brewing to factory brewing as you taste different beers. Cost is $20; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. Doors open at 6; programs begins at 6:30 p.m. Beer Workshop with Green Room Brewery and Girls Pint Out is part of MOSH After Dark, a fun series of adult programs presented each month. Register Here!



SEPTEMBER

September 6 – Boy Scout Workshop: Citizenship of the Community – 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. Register here.

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. 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 15 & 16 – La Caroline 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. Throughout the performance, parallels emerge between old world ideas and today’s struggles. To learn more, visit www.LaCaroline.org.

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