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Where Wonders Never Cease

1025 Museum Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Doors open at 9 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

Homeschool programs are reserved for homeschooling families and groups only. Programs are appropriate for elementary-aged students, however, all ages are welcome to attend. Please be aware that although the age range of participants will vary widely, we will do our best to accommodate all levels of students.

Homeschool programs will consist of one to two 45-minute interactive sessions that cover a range of topics (see below). All groups will have time to explore the museum one hour before it opens to the public and will also have time after programs to explore museum exhibits.

Cost is $5* per student and parent, $5 for Member students and FREE for Member parents.

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.

November 19th – Homeschool Program: Science 101 and Earth, Moon and Sun – Learn the nature of the scientific world as you make observations, test hypotheses and analyze data in out educator-led program Science 101. Families will also enjoy our planetarium as they learn the truth behind some common misconceptions about our Earth and its relationship with the moon and sun. Register Here.

December 17th – Homeschool Program: In the Attic and Two Small Pieces of Glass – Students will gain insight about some of the most well known inventors and their inventions in our history program In the Attic. Families will also step back in time to learn about the invention of the telescope in our planetarium program Two Small Pieces of Glass. Register Here.

January 21st – Homeschool Program: Experience Shipwreck – Are you interested in learning about pirates and treasure? Then come explore the world of Shipwreck. This program will coincide with our Shipwreck Exhibit and families will get to see artifacts and get hands on with some interactive opportunities. Register Here.

February 18th – Homeschool Program: No Bones and Happening Habitats – Find out how awesome our bones are! Students will learn about their form and function and see what professional scientists have learned from them in our No Bones Science Show. Families will also come up close and personal with some of the creatures that call MOSH home and gain insight into what makes a good animal home during our Happening Habitats Animal Program. Register Here.

March 18th – Homeschool Program: Energize Me – What do breakfast, a bicycle and a light bulb all have in common? Students find out during the Energize Me program that takes an in-depth look at various forms of energy and how energy is transformed. Register Here.

April 15th – Homeschool Program: Wild Weather and Dynamic Earth – Science will take your students by storm as we create clouds and experience lightning in the lab during our Wild Weather Science Show. Students will also learn about the different types of extreme weather and what causes them in more detail during our Dynamic Earth Planetarium Program. Register Here.

May 20th – Homeschool Program: Family Workshop – Join us for the last Homeschool program of the school year. We will help the students find great ways to bring science to life during summer vacation. Parents and students will separate during the program so that parents can explore an inquiry approach to teaching science. Register Here. *Cost is $8 per student and parent, $5 for Member students and FREE for Member parents.

Please Note
• In order to secure spots for a particular program payment must be made before the day of the program. Once a program is sold out no further tickets will be available for purchase online or in person. *Late registration (The day of) can only be done in person and tickets cannot be guaranteed.
• Advanced registration and payment is required. If you have any difficulty please call 904-396-MOSH (6674), ext. 226 for more information.
• Programs begin promptly at 9 a.m. Participants arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted into the program. Refunds or credits will not be given to late or no-show groups.