FREE admission day at Museum of Science & History (MOSH) & Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville

February 4 – FREE ADMISSION: Water Education Festival – Join the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board, MOSH, St. Johns Riverkeeper and St. Johns River Water Management District for this free admission day. Guests will celebrate one of our most precious resources, the St. Johns River, as they enjoy activities and presentations inside MOSH and around Friendship Fountain. The Water Education Festival is from noon to 4 p.m.

Ongoing programs at Museum of Science & History & The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Jacksonville, Fla.

$5 Fridays – Every Friday, enjoy $5 admission & extended hours. The museum will be open late every Friday until 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.)

Fridays – Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium rocks every Friday night with Cosmic Concert laser light shows at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the door. Tickets are $5 per person per show; laser glasses cost $1.

Check out Skies Over Jacksonville – a 40-minute detailed live star show – daily at 2 PM in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. The show is dedicated totally to the wonders of backyard stargazing. Visitors will join a planetarium educator in a journey across the sky as bright stars, asterisms, constellations and other surprises are identified and discussed. The presentation environment is that of a forum, not a lecture, so guests are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the adventure! “Skies Over Jacksonville” is recommended for ages 4 & older.
Other Planetarium shows include:
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Jan/ 1, 2012 to March 18, 2012
Oasis in Space
Jan 1, 2012 to March 18, 2012
The Little Star That Could
Jan. 1, 2012 to March 18, 2012
Sesame Street’s One World, One Sky
Jan 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
Skies Over Jacksonville
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

Ticket Prices:
Prices for show tickets are as follows:
Museum Admission
Adult: $10
Child: 3-12 $8
Senior: (55+) or Military $8
Museum Admission PLUS Planetarium
Adult: $15
Child: 3-12 $13
Senior: (55+) or Military $13

Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday (thru Dec 31) 10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM

Adults: $10
Children (3-12 yrs): $8
Seniors & Active Military: $8

Includes ONE planetarium program
Adults: $15
Children (3-12 yrs): $13
Seniors & Active Military: $13

Open Daily Except Easter Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Eve • Christmas Day • New Year’s Day

For hearing impaired, dial 711 to contact Florida Relay.
Wheelchairs and strollers available.

Free Parking
Parking is available on a first-come basis in the museum’s lot next to the Main Street Bridge.
A limited number of MOSH designated spots are available in the River City Brewing Company lot.

Paid Parking
Paid parking is available in the River City Brewing Company lot.
Visitors can also use park in the Kings Avenue Parking Garage and take the Skyway to the San Marco stop. For details, visit JTA’s website.

Upcoming events including the upcoming traveling exhibit A T. rex Named Sue:

Feb 4: FREE DAY: Water Education Festival

Feb 8: Pre-K Day: Bring your little ones over 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 the planetarium show, Earth, Moon & Sun, at 10 a.m. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) ext. 226 for details.

March 19-23: Spring Into Science Camps
Does your child love science? Or perhaps, you have one that needs a little hands-on learning to ignite his or her passion? Spring Into Science Camp will give Kindergarteners through 5th graders the chance to explore exhibits, planetarium programs and more! Call 396.MOSH, ext. 226 for details.

April 11: Pre-K Day
Bring your little one over to MOSH 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) which includes a special 10 a.m. planetarium show, The Little Star That Could. Pre-K Day takes place the second Wednesday of each month. Call 904.396.MOSH (6674) ext. 226 for details.

May: A T. rex Named Sue
This summer, the museum will bring A T. rex Named Sue to Jacksonville. This traveling exhibit from Chicago’s The Field Museum features a cast skeleton of the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered – SUE! At 42-feet-long and 12-feet high, SUE is an impressive sight to see!

June 18 – August 10: Summer Adventure Camps
During summer, the museum really comes to life as hundreds of children descend upon MOSH for Summer Adventure Camps. This year is no exception! MOSH will have a fun-filled program schedule for Pre-K through 6th graders. In addition to about 20 different program topics, kids will also get to explore the blockbuster summer exhibit, A T. rex Named Sue. And, some campers will also get to go on off-site field trips!

July 14: Tonca’s Birthday
Join the fun as Daisy May, MOSH’s resident opossum, throws a birthday bash for Tonca, MOSH’s 46-year-old alligator snapping turtle. Party activities will include face painting, party games, animal encounters and cake, of course! The party will culminate with Tonca’s annual weigh-in in the newly renovated Hixon Native Plant Courtyard. Don’t miss one of the most anticipated events of the year!

August 1: Senior Days
Senior Days is a special program for members of the senior citizen community that includes a coffee and donut reception, an educational presentation, and free time to explore the museum. The program starts at 9:45 a.m. and is $6 per senior citizen. Call 396.MOSH (6674), ext. 226 for details.

September 27: MOSH After Dark: Beer Brewing Workshop with Intuition Ale Works
Learn about the science behind beer making from the brew-masters of Intuition Ale Works. On September 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. guests will learn about the science and history of beer before moving on the highlight of the evening – a beer tasting! Be on the lookout for registration for this event as it WILL sell out!

October: Green Revolution
Green Revolution is an innovative eco-zibit from the Smithsonian. What makes this exhibit unique is that it does not arrive on gas-guzzling trucks. Instead, exhibit plans are transmitted online for MOSH staff to create the exhibit from recycled and repurposed materials. Come check out what MOSH staff concocts!

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