Planet Pioneers at The MOSH
The MOSH has a new exhibit that’s out of this world! Planet Pioneers: To Mars and Beyond. is an immersive and interactive STEM-based exhibit designed for the entire family. Visitors can engage in a large variety of different hands-on learning stations that explore themes such as adapting to new environments, the challenges that await humans on distant worlds, and how technology developed for space impacts day-to-day lives on Earth. To learn more visit www.themosh.org
Celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the moon landing
Take a seat in our starship, the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, and relive the tremendous excitement of the Apollo missions to the Moon and the first ever lunar landing! On Saturday, July 16 at MOSH, local indie space rock band Skyview will deliver an immersive rock show celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the momentous Moon landing. Experience original songs inspired by the Space Race come to life as they’re synched with lasers, lights, and historic footage during this epic performance that will send you soaring through space!
Steam Punk Soiree Mini Comic Con at the MOSH | River City Live
MOSH just opened a new exhibit within their walls called DaVinci Machines & Robotics. It is focused on drawings and inventions created by the artist. Attendees will be amazed by DaVinci’s prolific creations. Many were kept secret because he didn’t feel like the public during his time could wrap their minds around such things as humans flying and more. This weekend, attendees can experience the exhibit along with a number of CosPlayers, vendors, food, beverages and more as part of the Steam Punk Soiree - Mini Comic Con. Rance zoomed in to find out more of what the party vibe will be like.
LOL Jax Film Festival | River City Live
The LOL Jax Film Festival Part V pops off this weekend at the MOSH Friday and Sunday evening. LOL stands for Laugh Out Loud for the comedic film festival aspect, but more so Loving Our Locals. The festival features local Jacksonville creatives in a variety of ways. Obviously filmmakers and actors get to shine, but local comedians and bands also get to showcase their skills. There will be limited spacing and masks required, so getting tickets ASAP is paramount to support your locals.
MOSH Summer Camp Registration Is Now Open | River City Live
It’s the time of year when everyone starts planning their summer activities. MOSH has long been the go to place for children of all ages to drop in for education and fun anytime. They are gearing up for Summer Camp Season! They held camps last year in a lower capacity setting… this year will still have limited capacity but they have added more class opportunities which will allow for more children to experience MOSH Summer Camps. Rance Adams dropped by to find out more.
Jaguars owner Khan gives MOSH $5 million gift as it looks to new location
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his family are giving a $5 million gift to the Museum of Science and History as it prepares to build a new facility in the area. MOSH announced on Oct. 15 that it was planning to move its location from the Southbank Riverwalk and build a new museum at the Shipyards. The museum started the MOSH Genesis capital campaign last year in hopes of raising $20 million in support. The museum initially planned to expand, announcing in March 2019 that its MOSH 2.0 vision would take it from 77,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet in its current location. 66 by Forbes with a net worth of $7.8 billion, but he is investing heavily in a new-look downtown area.
Planetarium Benefit Concert at MOSH | River City Live
Jacksonville’s own indie/space rock band, Skyview, will play to a music-starved audience in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. Join us for an immersive concert experience that will launch you beyond the bounds of Earth while raising money for the Museum. With music set precisely to video and laser lights, this all ages, space-driven, audio-visual experience will send your imagination soaring. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m..Get here early, get a drink, and check out the exhibits. All sound tech graciously gifted by Shoemaker Sound CompanySafety precautions will be taken:-Masks required-Limited seating availableBeer, wine, and a Skyview cocktail will be available for purchase.
MOSH announces plans for new museum at Shipyards property
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announced plans to build a new museum at the Shipyards property on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville, a release said. The new facility would replace current plans to renovate and expand the Museum’s existing building. “The presentation of a new site option at the Shipyards property provides an exciting opportunity to reconsider how we will serve Northeast Florida’s citizens and visitors in the years ahead.”Museum leaders anticipate pre-construction activity could begin in 2021. Construction costs for the new museum will be paid with funds from the MOSH 2.0 capital campaign. “The next iteration of MOSH will serve as a transformative center for science, innovation and humanities in Downtown," Jill Davis, Chair of the MOSH 2.0 campaign cabinet, said.
MOSH offering free admission for kids in November
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – MOSH is offering free admission to children during the month of November. Up to five children, ages 3 to 12, will get free general admission with the purchase of an adult ticket. MORE INFO: Free family fun: Save big during ‘Kids Free November’This offer cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts. This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations. WHERE:Museum of Science & History1025 Museum CircleJacksonville, FL 32207Current exhibit -- Walk down memory lane with MOSH’s Toytopia exhibit
President of Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville resigns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Theres a new president in charge of the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville. Maria Hane who was president of MOSH for more than 11 years is stepping down to take care of a sick family member. However, Hanes exit is a bittersweet moment for the MOSH community and especially to those who know her best. President since 2009, it still wasnt an easy decision for Hane to make especially while looking back on some of her most hard-won accomplishments. Interim President Bruce Fafard will take over leadership while the MOSH board searches for a full-time replacement.